Friday, September 17, 2010

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung, the oldest palace of Jeseon Dynasty, is located at the northern end of Sejon-ro Street. It was the main and largest palace of the five grand palaces that built by the Joseon Dynasty. The Gyeongbokgung palace was first constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867.

Gyeonghoeru Pavillion, also known as The Royal Banquet Hall, is one of many buildings that boast exquisite architecture in the grandest garden landscape in Gyeongbokgung. It was used as a special hall to hold important and special state banquets during the Joseon Dynasty.

It is such a unique and important building that the Bank of Korea has adopted its image to depict at the reverse of 10000 Won issued in 1979 as shown below.

The reverse of 1979 Korean 10000 won with the image of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace

Photo of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace taken July 2010.

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