- Gyeongbokgung was largest royal palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It was burnt down in 1592 during the Japanese invasions and remained in ruins until extensive reconstruction was undertaken in 1868, the fifth year of Gojong. However, many of the structures were removed during the Japanese colonial rule (1908-1945)
▲ Before destroyed
▲ The present
Bukchon Hanok Village.
- Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean village located between Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and JongMmyo in Seoul, South Korea where hanok or Korean traditional houses have been preserved.