Gyeongbok-gung Palace is one of the major palaces in Seoul. Also referred to as Gyeongbok Palace for short, Gyeongbok-gung is a royal palace located in the northern side of South Korea’s capital. It was constructed in 1394 and was reconstructed about 500 years later in 1867.
“Gyeongbok-gung” means “Palace of Shining Happiness” in Korean, and this was the main, largest and arguably most beautiful among the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty (1392 to 1897). It is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace,” in relation to the neighboring Eastern Palace (Changdeok-gung) and Western Palace (Gyeonghee-gung). [Read more…]