Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (화성 행궁) – Places to see in Suwon, South Korea

Haenggung means a shelter in Korean where a King rested or retired from a war.  Hwaseong haenggung palace in Suwon is the biggest one of these shelters.  This palace was built during King Jeongjo’s time (18th century) and has been used by various Kings after him.  A fortress surrounds the city, on which, we will post another blog.  We did not find an official site for Hwaseong Haenggung palace but you can find more information about it here - http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264410

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View of the palace from atop.

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A courtyard inside the palace.

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Architecture.

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King’s throne.   

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Paintings on the wall.

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You can even do a bit of pottery, make traditional Korean paper, play games, and try on ancient costumes.

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On Saturdays and Sundays, they do an act of the royal procession.

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Guards on duty.

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King’s procession.

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Ancient archery show.

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During summer they also have a water fountain outside the palace.  We will be visiting there again to kill the summer heat.  

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