Sunday, February 03, 2013

Hyangnamu Tree, Changdeokgung Palace

Located in a recently restored section of Changdeokgung Palace is the oldest item in the palace - a Hyangnamu tree. Meaning "aromatic tree" in Korean, it is around 700 years old. A rather gnarly tree, it stands around 12 m high and is about 6 m in width around the roots. Designated as a National Natural Monument, visitors were forbidden to climb or go near the tree.

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