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Seoul’s Changdeokgung Palace

I was close to done with palaces, but the final one was worth the visit.

Changdeokgung Palace secreted one surprise after another. I turned corners and artistic buildings crystalized. Even the walls surrounding palace structures were impressive. Unlike Deoksugung Palace, I accompanied a guide. There was no choice! Continue reading Seoul’s Changdeokgung Palace

How did Deoksugung Palace and Cartier Jewellery come together?

Deoksugung Palace was like a city within a city. The palace was the residence of the country’s royal family during the Joseon Dynasty until the Japanese invasion.

After passing through the entrance, the main hall was where the emperor once met visitors. Stone plaques marked where officials stood to wait for a meeting. Behind were more beautiful buildings spread around immaculate grounds. I forgot the noisy traffic outside as I went from one building to the next. Continue reading How did Deoksugung Palace and Cartier Jewellery come together?