Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the many palaces in Seoul. This one was built in the 1395, so it’s pretty old.
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The Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds is massive. It’s in the middle of Seoul and Sejongno street ends where the palace begins. I guess Sejongno Street is Seoul’s Yellow Brick Road. However, at the moment, it doesn’t look like that for the former South Korean President — Park Geun-hye. The world needs more protest to remove corrupt presidents who put their personal financial gain ahead of the country they are elected to serve. *ahem America cough*
The Gyeongbokgung Palace is a great place to visit. The palace has a lot of things to see and do. There are re-enactments of Korean royal guards every few hours at the Gwanghwamun gate; Gwanghwamun gate is the main gate where the Yellow Brick Road ends. As mentioned, it was built in 1395 during the Joseon dynasty, so it makes the palace a year younger than Betty White.
Here are a list of things to see within the palace:
- Royal Korean Guards Re-enactments – This is pretty cool to watch if you like grown men playing with swords and pretending to be Peter Pan.
- Gwanghwamun gate – This is the main gate on the South.
- Heungnyemun gate – This is the main inner gate within the palace.
- Geunjeongjeon (Throne Hall) – It’s hall where the king used to address his audience.
- Gyeonghoeru (Royal Banquet Hall) – It was a hall used to host banquets and state dinners.
- Hwangwonjeong – It’s known as the “Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance” and built in the 1870s.
- National Palace Museum of Korea – It houses over 40,000 artifacts from the Joseon dynasty in addition to Betty White’s baby crib.
- National Folk Museum – It illustrates the history of the Korean people using replicas.
- Penis & Vagina Sculptures – I’m dead serious.
I bet you weren’t expecting to see the Yellow Brick Road end where a penis and vagina sculptures laid. Talk about getting laid. Literally and visually.
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