|A Palace guard in full |
ancient costume stand
guard at the palace
The palace covers a huge area and had many gates, outer courts, inner courts, pavilions, bridges and quarters for the royal family. This palace was depicted in a couple of scenes for the 2003 popular Korean ancient cooking drama Da Chang Qing (Dae Jang Geum; 대장금; 大長今) starring Lee Young Ae. We spent some 2 hours within the palace compound, taking in the ancient building sights and Kent added more tales to the excitement. Here are the pictures taken around the palace's compound on that trip:
Location: Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.