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Monday, May 17, 2010

SOUTH KOREA - Changdeokgung Palace Complex

"In the early 15th century, the Emperor T'aejong ordered the construction of a new palace at an auspicious site. A Bureau of Palace Construction was set up to create the complex, consisting of a number of official and residential buildings set in a garden that was cleverly adapted to the uneven topography of the 58-ha site. The result is an exceptional example of Far Eastern palace architecture and design, blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Changdeokgung Gajeongdang (house)





Postcard 2: Changdeokgung Yeonghwadang (hall)




Many many thanks to Corey and Kyuhyun for sending me above postcards for my collection...



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