Sightseeing- Bukchon/Unhyeon Palace.

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean village located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace, and Jongmyo in Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been preserved.

It was raining the day that I went, but I didnt let that stop me from enjoying my vacation….I even put on a dress :)!!! While in Buckchon Village I visited the Unhyeon Palace, this palace was formerly the residence of Prince Regent Daewon-gun, ruler of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century, and father of Emperor Gojong. Gojong himself also lived in this palace until age 12 when he assumed the throne. Today’s complex is smaller than its previous extent, 

The remaining complex includes:

  • Noan-dang Hall – Residence and working area for Prince Regent Hungson Taewongun. Women were not allowed in this area.
  • Norak-dang Hall – Largest building within the complex, and wedding site of King Gojong and Queen Min.
  • Iro-dang Hall – Women’s residence.
  • Sujik-sa – Servants’ quarters.

Some of the interiors have been refurnished, and contain mannequins dressed in typical clothing styles for various stations of life in Korean history. The complex also contains a small museum.-Source: Wikipedia

Enjoy the pictures



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