The main reason we were here was because of the Secret Garden tour.
But then, it wasn't our luck as the garden was closed on that day.
Not sure why, but heard that it is due to public holiday (chuseok festival). Was it? tsk.
So we just went it for sightseeing around the palace.
Again, digging into the history of this palace is totally not my interest.
The only thing I know is that this palace is one of the 4 grand palaces during Joseon Dynasty in Korea.
Other than that, we should just enjoy the view, shouldn't we?
It was a beautiful (and hot T_T) day for sightseeing after all~
The main entrance, Donhwa Gate/ Donhwamun
Quite lots of people. Mostly Koreans
blue sky ;D
All palaces I've ever visited have the same roofs' style and design. And colors. They are always red,green, also a little bit of blue and yellow.
So I just captured all these pictures randomly, without knowing what's the purpose or history of the buildings/rooms/pavilions back then during the ancient time. (@_@)
entrance to Secret Garden. too bad it was closed for tour on that day :(
Some random pictures, as usual :D
So, this visit marks the 3rd grand palace i've visited after Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung.
And Jongmyo Shrine too.
Hurm, I don't know what's happening, but actually my each visit to Korea has at least one palace or historical place included in the itinerary, though I'm not the person that appreciate history that much. (-.-")
But it's not a bad idea anyway ^^
Entrance fee: 3,000 won
Secret Garden tour: 5,000 won
More info at http://eng.cdg.go.kr/main/main.htm