ABOUT THE KYONGBOK PALACE
-KYONGCH'ONSA 10-STORY PAGODA
-CHIPOK-JAE AND P'ALGAK-JONG
-THE FORMER KANGNYONG-JON AND KYOT'AE-JON
-NATIONAL FOLKLORE MUSEUM
Hanyang, the capital city of the Yi Dynasty, was founded by Yi T'ae-jo over five hundred years ago. Within this town of Hanyang, now Seoul, Kyongbok Palace was built to the residence and hub of dynastic power of the Chonju Yi family. The palace survived until the devastating Japanese invasion of 1592, when the entire palace was burned. In 1867, Kyongbok Palace was rebuilt by the regent Taewon-gun for his second son Ko-jong, the young 26th king of Korea.