In August, we went to see Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul. This is the main, and largest, palace of The Five Great Palaces.Gyeongbokgung, translates in English as “Palace of Shining Happiness”.
Gyeonghoeru (경회루), also known as Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, is a hall used to hold important and special state banquets during the Joseon Dynasty.
The first Gyeonghoeru was constructed in 1412, but was burned down during in 1592. The present building was constructed in 1867.
Three stone bridges connect the building to the palace grounds, and corners of the balustrades around the island are decorated with sculptures depicting twelve Zodiac animals .
Justin was practicing some kind of sword fighting…
Catherine-sized door 🙂
Above Right, I love the contrast between the modern buildings and the old temple gates and features that have been maintained. Beautiful.