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Changdeokgung Palace Complex

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Photo of Changdeokgung Palace Complex
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In the early 15th century, the Emperor T'aejong ordered the construction of a new palace at an auspicious site. A Bureau of Palace Construction was set up to create the complex, consisting of a number of official and residential buildings set in a garden that was cleverly adapted to the uneven topography of the 58-ha site. The result is an exceptional example of Far Eastern palace architecture and design, blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.

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