I wouldn't pass up on this great opportunity, so Yue and I trooped to Changdeokgung Palace last Saturday - along with about a thousand or more eager beavers (ergo, tourists).
|If you see this sign, then you have walked to the right place.|
|Changdeokgung Palace: an introduction.|
|Free Admission Day!|
Secret Garden not included, though.
The entire Changdeokgung compound covers about 110 acres of land, with 13 buildings on the palace grounds and 28 pavilions in the garden. The rear garden, also known as Huwon, occupies 78 acres, or at least two-thirds of the entire palace grounds.
|Map of Changdeokgung Palace.|
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|Ready for another round of walking! :)|
|Architecture at its finest.|
|The throne, and the intricate design of the ceiling.|
|One of the rooms at Nakseonjae Complex.|
|The main building at Nakseonjae.|
|The walls surrounding the complex.|
|Naeuiwon Royal Pharmacy Experience.|
|Medical check-ups, the Joseon way.|
|Lining up for medicinal tea.|
|Medicinal herbs on display.|
|Yue made new friends! :)|
|Unraveling the secrets of The Secret Garden.|
|We love Changdeokgung! :)|
99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul