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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Changdeokgung Palace Complex, South Korea

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Changdeokgung Palace Complex located in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a cultural property that is recognized as a World Heritage Site. Set within a spacious park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, it is one of the Five Grand Palaces of the rulers of the Joseon Dynasty.


Injeongjeon Hall, Changdeokgung Palace, South Korea
Injeongjeon Hall, Changdeokgung Palace, South Korea
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Changdeokgung Palace, along with Changyeonggung Palace, is also called the East Palace, in reference to its location to the east of Gyeongbok Palace, even though the actual meaning of Changdeokgung is "Palce of Prospering Virtue". The palace includes many elements of the architecture from the Three Kingdoms of Korea that is not included in the more contemporary Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Changdeokgung Palace Complex was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N37 32 60 E126 58 60
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV



Jinseon Gate, Changdeokgung Palace, South Korea
Jinseon Gate, Changdeokgung Palace, South Korea
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