Injeongjeon Hall, the throne room in
Changdeokgung palace. It is beautiful, but one of the most
interesting things to me is that, according to our guide, the
king had the place wired for electric lights.
Changdeokgung was built in the the 1400s and was the site of the
royal court and the seat of government until 1868 -- with
interruptions when it was burned down by the Japanese and
challengers to the throne. The last time it was rebuilt
was in 1804. Korea's last Emperor, Sunjong lived here
until his death in 1926.
The screen behind the throne has a sun and moon on it,
symbolizing the king and queen, as well as a depiction of the
five mountains of Korea.