Places to See in Seoul; Gyeong-bok Gung Palace
September 14, 2013 Leave a comment
This palace is one of the main palaces in Seoul and whole Korea, which built by Joseon Dynasty. Actually in Korean language the word ‘gung’ means ‘palace’,so maybe calling the palace as ‘Gyeonbok Palace’ is enough.
Gyeung-bok Gung depicts the Korean architecture very well. You can see unique roof architecture of the country. Animals and animal figures take a great place in Korean culture. It is also involved into Korean architecture. Here is a Heachi sculpture. Heachi is an animal which is not a reel animal but a mythical symbol.
Although traditional Korean architecture is mostly timber, you can see such small stone particular elements, as well.
Look up! look up! the beauty is sky, the bauty is completed with Korean roofs….
I will not talk about the places in the palace complex. You can find a good information about the buildings in the palace on vikipedia.
Would you like to make a photo-trip, it is the absolute place for it.