• National TreasureInjeongjeon Hall

    Injeongjeon is the throne hall of Changdeokgung Palace. It is the most representative and dignified building in Changdeokgung Palace where major state events including the coronation ceremony, reception of foreign envoys and the greetings of his officials took place.

    * Injeongjeon means "Hall of Benevolent Rule".

  • TreasureSeonjeongjeon Hall

    Seonjeongjeon is the king's daily office. Whereas Injeongjeon, or the throne hall, was designed for ceremonial occasions, Seonjeongjeon was where the king attended to his duties and discussed state affairs with his ministers. The current Seonjeongjeon was constructed in 1647 and is the only remaining building in Changdeokgung with a blue-tiled roof.

    * Seonjeongjeon means "Hall of Administering Governance".

  • TreasureHuijeongdang Hall

    Huijeongdang was originally the king’s bed chamber. It later came to serve as his workplace when his office, Seonjeongjeon, was transformed into a spirit hall where the ancestral tablets of deceased kings and queens were kept. The current building was rebuilt in 1920 with materials taken from the royal bedchamber at Gyeongbokgung Palace. As a result, the current building is distinctively different from the original, with part of the interior adorned in western style.

    * Huijeongdang means "Hall of Joyful Rule".

  • Gwolnaegaksa Complex

    While many government offices were located outside the palace, some were built on the palace grounds and collectively formed an area called Gwolnaegaksa. In an area west of the throne hall, Royal Infirmary and Office of Special Advisers were located to the east of Gemcheon Stream, and Royal Library and Publication Office were to the west.

  • TreasureJuhamnu Pavilion

    Juhamnu is two-story pavilion situated on a gentle slope. This building is commonly known as the royal library built in 1776 during the reign of King Jeongjo. It housed the portraits and seals of preceding kings, publications imported from China and books published in Joeseon.

  • Aeryeonji Pond

    Aeryeonji means “Pond of the beloved lotus”. As lotuses are able to produce pure blossoms even in filthy and muddy water, such lotus blossoms are often compared to the integrity of a noble man. The name was chosen by Sukjong, the nineteenth king of the Joseon Dynasty, who was particularly fond of lotus flowers.