Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Donhwamun Gate, Changdeokgung Palace

The entry into the Changdeokgung Palace is through a two-story wooden gate called Donhwamun. Built in 1412, it is the largest of all Seoul’s palace gates. It is the gate that the king would use to enter the palace; attendants would enter the western Geumhomun gate. Like nearly all of the palaces, this gate fell victim to Japanese destruction, burned in 1592 and then restored in 1608.

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