Книги о Корее
Changdeokgung: Korean Royal Palace
The palace is a place of healing! During thirty-six years of Japanese occupation, the palace endured the period of its destruction and the wound. Now the palace has transformed to the space awakening our insensitivities. Thus the palace is a healing space for us. At the same time, the palace also needs a healing by telling us about its wound and the history. The palace is the story! In 1910, the last cabinet meeting of the Great Han Empire was held in Heungbokheon Hall in the presence of Emperor Sunjong, and the Great Han Empire lost its sovereignty. Thereafter, Japanese authorities dismantled Gyotaejeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung, which was the symbol of the Royal authority, and used the materials to rebuild the burnt Daejojeon. It shows Japan’s intention to wipe out the already ravaged dignity of the Joseon Royal Court. The palace is the history! The stylish pavilion with its feet immersing in the pond is in the shape of pure lotus flower which is about to blossom. So it has the name of ‘Lotus Pavilion.’ The palace is a precious cultural heritage! The palace is an everlasting cultural heritage which exemplifies an ideal balance between the beauty of nature and simplistic architectures. Searching for the lives of the Joseon people by strolling in the palace is the moment of indulging in a cultural fragrance.