Biwon, the secret garden, is a recreational area in the Changdeokgung palace grounds, Changdeokgung being one of the larger royal palaces in Seoul.
The palace was originally brought up in 1405-1412 by King Taejong, and the park was added in a 1463 expansion by King Sejo. The palace has a colourful history and has been the home to thirteen of the Korean kings, burnt down by Japanese invaders in 1592, rebuilt in 1609 only to be burnt down again during a revolt in 1623.
Changdeokgung is one of the most important of the royal palaces in Seoul, and unlike at e.g. Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung where you are free to roam you may only visit this palace on a guided tour.
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sacavem (18610) 2007-04-17 17:44
Good shot and Good work to capture this image.
Very nice shot of this typical place with these old houses. It looks exactly like I always imangined traditional Seoul .
emilbo (22362) 2007-04-17 18:42
Magnifique scène d'hiver et bonne composition. Ta note est excellente et ce doit être un super endroit à visiter en été. J'aime beaucoup la petite habitation et l'arbre penché.
jins (272) 2007-04-18 1:12
You have a very sensitive eyes.
Thank you very much for showing me one of the beauties of Korea.
Excellent composition,colors and great and correct understanding of
the history of the object.
Very superb one.