Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Temporal and Long-lasting Fixtures at Chunggyeonggung

Nestled under the shade of some tall trees around Chundangji Pond within the grounds at Chunggyeonggung Palace is a 7-story stone pagoda. It is actually Chinese in origin and was brought to Korea in 1470. Its neutral colors contrasted beautifully with the bold spring colors of the blossoming azaleas and emerging leaves of the willows. A harmony between temporal and ancient.
Gwancheondae  - Astronomical Observatory
On the opposite side of the palace grounds is another stone structure. Gwancheondae is an astronomical observatory built in 1688.

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