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[Visual History of Korea] Changdeokgung, the Plan B palace for  Joseon royals
[Visual History of Korea] Changdeokgung, the Plan B palace for Joseon royals
CultureSept 24, 2022
When Joseon Kings needed a backup office, just in case their main palace was burned down by an angry mob. When it happened in 1592, Changdeokgung was there. It has been the backup palace for the past 600 years. Yi Bang-won, the fifth son of the founding father of Joseon, and the father of King Sejong the Great, built the Changdeokgung complex in 1405 because Gyeongbokgung, the main palace that was used as an administrative court, royal residential court and official audience court, was tainted b