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Gyeongbokgung Palace

On Saturday, June 26th, I went to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) in Seoul, South Korea. The palace was built in 1394 by its founder, King Taejo.

During the Japanese Invasion (1592 – 1598) the Palace was burned down, but not by the Japanese, but by disgruntled palace servants who wanted to destroy records of their employment there.

Drummer at Gyeonbokgung Palace in Korea

Drummer at Gyeonbokgung Palace in Korea

A group dresses up in traditional clothes to re-enact the open ceremonies that used to take place there.

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