This evening I have again been watching some of the Winter Olympics and have been thinking of trips I have made to South Korea.
Tonight I decided to share a few pictures of some of the palace complexes in Seoul.
This picture is from the Changgyeonggung complex. You can read more about it by clicking on Changgyeonggung.
The picture above was taken on a cold winter day much like the ones that they are having now in South Korea.
This building is known as Geunjeongjeon and is the main throne hall in the Gyeongbokgung complex. This palace complex is from the Josean Dynasty and was built around 1400.
Here is another view of Geunjeongjeon that was taken in 2008. The one above was taken in 2013. Can you tell a difference in the background? The skyline is entirely different as many new buildings have been built in Seoul over the years I have been traveling there.
To learn more about Japsang and their significance you can visit my post Journey to the West.
This little structure is known as Hyangwonjeong. It is on a little island in the middle of a round pond in the Gyeongbokgung complex.
Now back to the Olympics before getting some sleep.