Friday, July 05, 2013

Youngwhadang, Changdeokgung Palace - SOUTH KOREA - UNESCO #816

My first official card from Japan! This postcrosser had just returned from South Korea and sent me a Korean UNESCO site - thanks a lot Junko, it's a beautiful card and a new addition to my collection (and a new breach on my country of origin rule... but a good breach!). Ok now, the 75 sites milestone has been achieved, only 906 to the end. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!

UNESCO #816 - Changdeokgung Palace Complex - SOUTH KOREA
 
Constructed in the 15th century during the Joseon Dynasty, the Changdeokgung Palace Complex occupies a 57.9 ha site in Jongno-gu, in northern Seoul at the foot of Ungbong Peak of Mount Baegaksan, the main geomantic guardian mountain. Changdeokgung is an exceptional example of official and residential buildings that were integrated into and harmonized with their natural setting. Changdeokgung exemplifies the traditional pungsu principles and Confucianism through its architecture and landscape. 



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