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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung is the royal palace in Seoul and is a popular tourist destination. Within the modern metropolis of Seoul, this is one of the few places where people can see lots of beautiful Asian style architecture and scenery.

The one purpose to come here would be to simply admire the old-style architecture. The area is quite big and we ended up spending about 2 and a half hours here. Apparently, only part of the palace grounds have been reconstructed since the Japanese occupation, so in the future, there are definitely going to be more to see here.

Upon entering the palace grounds, people are greeted by one of the main gates to the palace. The banner uses Chinese characters rather than Korean since in the past there was wide use of Chinese characters in the Korean language.

The pond with the pavilion was definitely the most beautiful location on the entire palace grounds.

The pagoda is also another impressive piece of traditional architecture. The construction has a Chinese feel to me, but I am definitely not an expert in Asian architecture. The National Folk Museum of Korea is also located here, and visitors are able to learn about the history of how the Korean people lived back then.

Those who enjoy nice walks around beautiful architecture and scenery should definitely come visit this place when travelling in Seoul.

Link to more photos: here

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