Travelnani : Gyeongbokgung Palace
2015 I had a New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. Visited Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the largest palaces at the heart of the Korean capital city, with Mount Bugaksan as a backdrop. It is said that in the ancient times, the royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. They have the performance of ‘Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony’ almost every day with specific scheduled time. Garbed in traditional costumes of primary colours, the guards have caught the interest of the tourists, complemented by the weapons, accessories and strict ceremonial procedure providing a great opportunity of a rare traditional Korean scene in downtown Seoul.