Palaces in Korea Part 3 – Gyeongbokgung (경복궁)


The most popular palace everyone heard about. Gyeongbokgung is the largest among the 5 palaces in Korea and till now, I have yet to see everything of the palace.

In 1989, the South Korean government started a 40-year initiative to rebuild the hundreds of structures that were destroyed by Japanese. By the end of 2009, it was estimated that approximately 40 percent of the structures that were standing before the Japanese occupation of Korea were restored or reconstructed. As a part of the phase 5 of the Gyeongbokgung restoration initiative, Gwanghwamun, the main gate to the palace, was restored to its original design. Another 20 year restoration project is planned by the South Korean government to restore Gyeongbokgung to its former status.

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