Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Tale of Two Gates

This view presents us with two gates within the Gyeongbukgung Palace - the Gwanghwamun Gate (foreground) and the distant Heungnyemun Gate. Looking at the ceiling of the main entrance Gwanghwamun Gate, one finds two turtles, which are symbolic of fortune and longevity. The Heungnyemun Gate and surrounding area was destroyed during the Japanese occupation and was restored in 2001.

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