My favorite area within Changgyeonggung Palace is the pond known as Chundangji. The smaller of the two ponds here is the original one, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. The larger one seen in these photos was built on the site which was once covered with eleven rice paddies which were tended to by the king himself. This pond was built by the Japanese in 1909 for the public to enjoy boating. Although boats no longer float along its serene surface, Chundangji remains a popular place for visitors to walk on the paths around its shores, have a picnic, or feed the ducks/fish.