Thursday, December 05, 2013

Gwangmyeongmun Gate, Deoksugung Palace

Located in a quiet corner of the Deoksugung Palace is the Gwangmyeongmun Gate. It looks more like a pavilion and currently houses an early Joseon-Dynasty bell, a singjeon rocket launcher from around 1377, and parts of a water clock. Originally serving as the entrance south of Hamnyeongjung Hall, the Japanese moved the gate to its present location in 1938 and repurposed it to be an exhibition space for the Buddhist bell. 

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