28 March 2012

Changdeokgung Palace

The highlight of the trip was my visit to the Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden.  The site is deservedly designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, truly one of the great human-built sites anywhere. Throughout the site, appreciation of nature and balance of design elements were the recurring theme.

This was a terraced garden area that served as a backdrop for some of the royal residences. You could tell that in just a few weeks it was going to be stunning, but it was pretty bare during spring break.

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