Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395 by King Taejo Lee Seong-gye as the new Joseon Dynasty's Beopgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace was also called "Bukgung" because it was located in the north compared to Donggung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace) and Seogung Palace (Gyeonghui Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace boasts the best scale and architectural beauty among the five major palaces.

Looking at the kings who held the coronation ceremony in Geunjeongjeon Hall of Gyeongbokgung Palace, they are the 2nd King Jeongjong, the 4th King Sejong, the 6th King Danjong, the 7th King Sejo, the 9th King Seongjong, the 11th King Jungjong, and the 13th King Myeongjong. Gyeongbokgung Palace has the pain of many buildings being burned down during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, and 7,700 buildings were rebuilt under the leadership of Heungseon Daewongun during King Gojong.

However, during the Japanese colonial period, the Empress Myeongseong Sea Incident occurred again, and with the fall of the dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace also lost its function as a royal palace. In Gyeongbokgung Palace, the ponds of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, which are representative buildings of the Joseon Dynasty, remain in their original form, and the woldae and statues of Geunjeongjeon Hall represent the sculpture art of the time. Currently, the National Palace Museum is located on the west side outside Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the east side of Hyangwonjeong Pavilion in Gyeongbokgung Palace.

The reason why many foreigners visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in Korea is that it shows all of the traditional Korean palaces. This is because it is located in downtown Seoul, so the developing image of Seoul and the traditional image of the past go well together.

If you visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can experience wearing Hanbok, a traditional Korean costume, and various traditional events and events are held in each season.

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