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Published : March 20, 2021 - 16:00
It was once the home of Princess Bokon (1818-1832), the second daughter of King Sunjo, the 23rd king of Joseon, and her husband, Changnyeongwi Kim Byeong-ju (1819-1853).
It is where a grandson of theirs, Kim Seok-jin (1847-1910), took his life embittered by the loss of the nation’s sovereignty when Korea was forcibly annexed by Japan.
The royal residence has great architectural significance, and the parts that were destroyed during the Korean War were reconstructed in 1955.
Written by Jo He-rim
Photos by Park Hyun-koo
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