600-year History in Fog, Today, Seoul
Built in 1395, three years later after the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeongbokgung (慶福宮) is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace.
The premises were once destroyed by fire during the (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598. All of the present palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact.