Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crown Prince Residence, Changdeokgung Palace

Just before the entrance to Changdeokgung Palace's famous Secret Garden is a set of buildings that once was the crown prince's residence. Some of the buildings (where the gate entrance for the garden currently is located) were removed in 1891. The only original buildings that remain today are the hexagonal pavilion (Samsamwa) and Seunghwaru. These structures were once connected to Seongjeonggak (originally the crown prince's study and later used as a royal hospital during Japanese occupation) via corridors.

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