Sunday, December 09, 2012

Blue Tiles of Seonjeongjeon

Whereas the main throne hall of Injeongjeon was reserved for VIP events, it was the Seonjeongjeon building where more routine state affairs were handled. Destroyed twice, it was rebuilt in 1647. Unique amongst the buildings at Changdeokgung, its roof is made from blue tiles. Each of the 150,000 tiles was baked individually to give maximum strength and longevity. Once common in roofs of Korea, these blue tiles are now limited to a few places in the country. 

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