The Gyeongbokgung palace was built by king Taejo of the Joseon dinasty in 1395 and served as the principal palace until it was burned down by the Japanese in 1592. Reconstruction began in 1865 under king Heungseon Daewongun. The palace is spread over a large area in central Seoul and consists of a number of buildings with a main building, the Geunjeongjeon, inside two wall enclosures.

01 Heungnyemun gate 02 Heungnyemun gate 03 Heungnyemun gate 04 Heungnyemun gate
05 Roof detail 06 Inner court and second gate 07 Inner court and second gate 08 Inner court and second gate 09 Second gate
10 Second gate 11 Geunjeongjeon 12 Flagstone courtyard 13 Geunjeongjeon
14 Geunjeongjeon and lion statue 15 Stone with bas-relief 16 Decorated vase 17 Geunjeongjeon throne 18 Geunjeongjeon throne
19 Geunjeongjeon throne 20 Red columns and decorated ceiling 21 Geunjeongjeon 22 Sujeongjeon hall
23 Sujeongjeon hall and courtyard 24 Palace wall and pond 25 Gyeonghoeru pavilion
26 Palace wall and pond 27 Gate and wall 28 Gate 29 Corridor between the walls 30 Corridor between the walls 31 Pavilions and courtyard
32 Kang Ling pavilion 33 Courtyard 34 View of Amisan garden 35 Chimneys in Amisan garden 36 Chimneys in Amisan garden
37 Park and trees 38 National museum 39 Park and trees 40 National museum 41 Joseon dynasty stone sculpture 42 National museum
43 National museum 44 Joseon dynasty stone sculptures 45 Joseon dynasty stone sculptures 46 Joseon dynasty stone sculptures 47 National museum
48 Hyangwonjeong lake pavilion
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