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Gyeongbokgung (sometimes translated as the "Palace of Shining Happiness") is the most orthogonal of Seoul's palaces. Like its Chinese models, it is compulsively, oppressively, overbearingly symmetrical and, uniquely among Seoul's major palaces, cardinally oriented. The eyes and nose of the dragon (or white tiger) on Mt. Gaetak gaze protectively over the premises.

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