The National Treasures of South Korea are a numbered set of treasures, artifacts, sites, and buildings which are recognized by South Korea as having exceptional artistic, cultural heritage and historical value. Currently there are 315 National treasures. The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea monitor, decide and protect the National Treasures. The treasures are numbered according to the order in which they were designated not according to their individual value.
On February 10th, 2008 National Treasure No. 1 was destroyed. Namdaemun Gate which was designated as the first National Treasure of Korea on December 20th, 1962 was destroyed by an arson attack.
Injeongjeon Hall in Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul was designated as National Treasure No. 226 on Janurary the 8th, 1985. Injeongjeon is the throne, which was used for holding the most formal of state events such as audiences with ministers, coronation ceremonies and receptions of foreign envoys. The plum blossom pattern on the roof was added in 1897 to symbolise the imperial status of the Great Han Empire.
Injeongjeon Hall is located in Changdeok Palace.
Adults : 3,000won
Children : 1,500won
April – October 09:00 – 18:30
March & November 09:00~17:30
December – February 09:00~17:00
How to get Chandeok Palace:
There are many subway stations located nearby. Check the map for your best route.
– From Exit #3 of Anguk Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 3), walk 5 minutes.
– From Exit #6 of Jongno 3-ga Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 1, 3 and 5), walk 10 minutes.
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