Deoksugung Palace

Exterior view of Jeonghwangeon throne hall. An ornate building in red, orange and green stands on a stone platform. In place of windows is orange fretwork, and ornate carving in the eaves.

Deoksugung Palace was built in the 15th century and abandoned until the years immediately pre- and post Japanese annexation of Korea.

Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream

Paving stones crossing the Cheonggyecheon stream with people walking and multicolored paper lanterns in the background.

Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream has become one of the city’s most popular icons, since the 6-kilometer waterway was restored and reintroduced to the public in 2005.