20 October 2012

#144 Anseong, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace -- is a royal palace located in northern SeoulSouth Korea. First constructed in 1395, later burned and abandoned for almost three centuries, and then reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon DynastyThe name means "Palace" [Gung] "Greatly Blessed by Heaven" [Gyeongbok].

Geunjeongjeon (Hangul근정전Hanja勤政殿), also known as Geunjeongjeon Hall, is the throne hall where the king formally granted audiences to his officials, gave declarations of national importance, and greeted foreign envoys and ambassadors during the Joseon Dynasty. The building was designated as Korea's National Treasure No. 223 on January 8, 1985.

Geunjeongjeon was originally constructed in 1395 during the reign of King Taejo, but was burned down in 1592 when the Japanese invaded Korea. The present building was built in 1867 when Gyeongbokgung was being reconstructed. The name Geunjeongjeon, created by the minister Jeong Dojeon, means "diligence helps governance."

Aitäh, Arvi !

Sent on: October 11, 2012
Received on: October 20, 2012

PS: I have no idea what this Korean word(s) means, If somebody knows, please tell me.

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