Along Seoul’s busy downtown Jeong-dong area across the street from City Hall stands the beautiful Deoksu-gung Palace. Seoul is home to a number of ancient palaces but Deoksu-gung is the only one with an elegant stone-wall road and with modern western-style buildings.
Deoksu-gung Palace was originally owned or attributed to Wolsandaegun, the older brother of King Seongjong (1469-1494) during the Joseon Dynasty. When Gwanghaegun became king in 1611, he declared it to be a proper palace and named it Gyeongun-gung. Later, [Read more…]