Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Dragons of Jondeokjeong

Overlooking a smaller pond in the Secret Garden is Jondeokjeong, a hexagonal pavilion.  The oldest (1644) remaining in the area, it is noted for its double-layered roof. 

Here was one area where it really paid to look up. The ceiling of Jondeokjeong is centered with twin dragons playing with Cintamani, a symbol of upright royal authority.

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