I am back! From where? No where in particular actually, I’ve just been busy with many things this summer. The weather here in Korea is very warm and humid; if feels hotter than last year! I find it very interesting to be able to compare any sort of event in Korea to how it was the year before.
Today I am going to show you some of Chang gyeong gung. This is another palace in Seoul. Speaking of last year, I actually took these pictures last September.
Changgyeonggung is located near Gyeongbokgung and a couple other sites of interest in Seoul. The very nice thing about these palaces is that you can walk from one to the other and see most of them in one day if you wish.
As you enter it looks similar to other palaces.
I believe that these are the markers for different officials. When the king would call together a large meeting, this is where they would be standing or sitting.
All of the Korean palaces that I have seen use this pattern for the buildings within. Keep in mind that most of Korea’s palaces and historical sites have been destroyed and rebuilt.
A small pagoda that Is located behind the main area of the palace. The grass was such a vivid shade of green last summer.
Here is a look inside one of the pavilions. These buildings were build with temperature in mind. There are many doors and windows to allow air to pass through. Beneath the floor is a heating system as well.
Doors are able to be propped up with the help of these hangers. This way the wind can keep the room cool in the hot summer.
As always, take off your shoes before coming in.
A small pool of water with some interesting rock formations. I have noticed that both China and Korea use interesting rock formations in their landscaping.
A closer look at some of the palace architecture (a small railing).
In a garden behind the palace there is a monument. It is actually similar with a grave as there are human remains located here.
A family having a picnic in the garden.
There is a small greenhouse as well!
Changyeonggung is not as popular as Gyeongbokgung, but that is what makes it special! There are not as many people, and the place feels more peaceful.