Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Republic of Korea
In the early 15th century, the King Taejong ordered the construction of a new palace at an auspicious site. A Bureau of Palace Construction was set up to create the complex, consisting of a number of official and residential buildings set in a garden that was cleverly adapted to the uneven topography of the 58-ha site. The result is an exceptional example of Far Eastern palace architecture and design, blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Changdeokgung Palace", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.