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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Media Art Show

The Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon was built during the reign of King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty. This place, where the essence of the castle architecture of the late Joseon Dynasty remains intact, has become a representative cultural property of Suwon City. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress has the tomb and temporary palace of King Jeongjo the Great's father, and Hwaseong Fortress was built according to King Jeongjo's plan. Every fall, various cultural events are held at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Suwon Hwaseong Media Art Show is one of these events, and various works are displayed around Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, pleasing the eyes of citizens during the festival. If you plan to visit Suwon in Korea, we recommend that you choose the time when the event is held in the fall. Works using various light are exhibited around the promenade along the river around the Hwaseong Temporary Palace. We recommend visiting during the evening hours. Since the works are displayed around the outdoor river,

Korean Palace, A palace in harmony with nature Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace was built in the 5th year of King Taejong (1405) as a second palace of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace. Located to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace, it was called the East Palace along with Changgyeonggung Palace.  It was all burnt down during the Imjin War(Japanese Invasion), but was rebuilt during the reign of King Gwanghaegun. It served as the main palace until Gyeongbokgung Palace was rebuilt during the reign of King Gojong, and it was the palace where kings lived for the longest period of time among the palaces of Joseon. Changgyeonggung Palace was built right next to Seongjongdae to provide a comfortable space for the royal family at Changdeokgung Palace. Usually, when you say you are visiting the palaces, you are told to visit Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace together. Hanyang in the Joseon Dynasty was a walled city surrounded by large walls, and within it were the major palaces of the Joseon Dynasty, including Gyeongbokgung Palace, Chan

Bukchon Hanok Village Jinjak Kakii Anguk store, Japanese fusion restaurant

I was hungry after visiting Changdeokgung Palace a while ago, so I went to a Japanese fusion restaurant called jinjak Kakii among the many restaurants around Bukchon Hanok Village. It is not actually a Japanese-run restaurant, but a franchise restaurant borrowing the concept. It's known through Instagram, so I went there with my son. Pork Neck Don It is a franchise that feels like a fusion of Italian food and Japanese food concept. After visiting Changdeokgung Palace, it would be nice to visit as it is close by. In fact, the signature food here is futomaki (tuna, eel) and Kakii platter (oysters, salsa, lemon), but it was too grand for lunch, so I ordered Cod Roe Carbonara Pasta and Pork Neck Don. The interior is impressive, as if a Japanese-style mini garden has been moved to the window in a sunny spot. I ordered a drink first. And the menu I ordered came out, and the visual is amazing. In the case of Cod Roe Carbonara Pasta, the creamy pasta is topped with cod roe, so the salty an