Unhyeongung Palace, Seoul

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    Unhyeongung (운현궁) Palace *

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 8, 2006

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    The small Unhyeongung (운현궁) palace is located just south of Anguk Station. Unhyeongung is famous as the birthplace of King Gojong, and the residence of his father, Prince Regent Daewon-gun. One of the major areas in the palace is Norak-dang hall where King Gojong and Queen Min were married.

    Prince Regent Daewon-gun's descendants owned the palace until it was sold to the Seoul government in 1993. It took three years to restore the palace, but it is smaller than the original as Duksung Women's University occupies part of the grounds. Some of the buildings now have mannequins dressed in various styles from Korean history.

    During my last visit to this palace, I watched traditional Korean dancers on a stage near the front entrance.

    Entrance fee is around 500 or 1,000 Won.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

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    Unhyeongung

    by jckim Updated Feb 19, 2005

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    Unhyeongung was the private residence of Emperor Gojong's father, Yi Haeung. Yi Haeung is better known as Heungseon Daewongun. and the 26th Monarch of the Joseon Dynasty King Gojong,he's lived here till ages of 12. today contains Norakdang Hall, Noandang Hall, Irodang Hall and relic Museum.
    ( Historic site No 257 )

    Open : 09:00!18:00
    Close : Monday
    Entrance Fee : 700won

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    Unhyeongung yanggwan

    by jckim Written Jan 5, 2005

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    yanggwan was means by Western style building.
    it was built 1912.
    it's a original used for private residence of Yi( Lee ) Jun,
    he's a grandson of Heungseon Deawongun.
    at present use to part of Deokseong Woman's University.

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