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Notes on the Geography of South Korea: Royal Precincts: Photo 30

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A mile to the south, Deoksugung Palace was built for a brother of a king but became the royal residence for a short time after 1600. With the opening of Changeokkung, Deoksugung became a subsidiary palace for 170 years until, in 1897, Kojong moved here. By then, the tide of westernization was so powerful that he commissioned the hall seen here on the left.

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