Korean Perspective: A Picture and Word Tour through Old and New Korea

Korean Perspective: A Picture and Word Tour through Old and New Korea

Korean Perspective: A Picture and Word Tour through Old and New Korea

Korean Perspective: A Picture and Word Tour through Old and New Korea

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Near the City Hall lies a beautiful estate that has been converted into a public park. Buried in a "forest" of modern buildings, Duksoo Palace, one of the capital city's outstanding beauty spots, has a high wall between itself and encroaching modernization.

The palatial buildings and grounds embrace more than two hundred acres of picturesque landscaping--as lovely a garden as you will find anywhere in Korea.

Entering the tile-roofed gate, Taehan-moon, you will find the wide-rolling, well-kept lawn and the small pond with stepping-stones to be very photogenic.

A broad path will lead you to the entrance of an elevated courtyard-within-a-courtyard, which provides a good camera angle. Here, as well as at all the palace gates, you will see a distinctive gatehouse made of gigantic logs.

Along the granite-block-paved path, leading from this gate to the throne room, Choonghwa-jun, are lined eighteen mark-

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