Seoul Day 3 September 7th 2012 Insadong (phonetic, emphasise the "ng" in "dong" with a hard "d" sound) - the palace district.
Seoul has a silly number of palaces, built by successive kings mostly in the Joseon dynasty which started in the late 1300s and ended 67 kings later when Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910, so a visit to Insadong was rather a foregone conclusion.
Today I saw the principal residence, Gyeongbokgung ( ... read more
Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Insadong Korea was an independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium. Following its victory in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, Japan occupied Korea; five years later it formally annexed the entire peninsula. After World War II, a... ... read more