The Garden Of Chang Deok Gung seemed to be composed of several section.
It was nearly impossible to find out entire figure of the Garden for one visit.
Besides I needed to follow the order of the guide. I could not deviate from the group.
Bur time for watching the Garden was limited though, I could specify the characteristics of the structure of the Garden in wide aspect.
What I saw first was the place of the King and his loving scholars, it was composed of the kings library and the king’s pavilion by the pond.
King was happy to seeing his loving scholars was indulging in studying. King Jeong Jo pleased to attend the discuss with his men.
Finally he died of overwork. He had worked too much. He didn’t sleep 3-4 hours a day to study and to read the various documents. I am really sorry for that he died in young age. If he lived longer, the faith of the kingdom would’ve been different.
With a regret of early death of King Jeong Jo, we walked into another place. The place we stopped by was a King’s play ground. There was a pond and small pavilion where King Suk Jong had enjoyed with the fame fatal Jang Hee Bin.
In this small pavilion, King Suk Jong had waisted time to enjoy his life with the deadly beauty.
The fate of the dynasty waned with this women
Here what I’d like to introduce you is the stone gate. This stone gate was made up of only one stone.
This stone is granite. The granite is too solid to carve and handle, so making the stone gate with one stone seemed to be not easy.
It means that when you pass through this gate, aging is prevented.
Everybody took part in this walking had passed through the gate.
Originally this gate was King’s only
There was a really beautiful road from the No More Getting Older gate to The Pavilions.
There were old trees along the road. This atmosphere made my mind comfortable.
As passing through the road, there were lots of pavilions. It seemed that these pavilions were healing place for King to rest. The pavilions were arranged along the small valleys with harmonizing the circumstances.
Among the pavilions, one pavilion came into my eyes. The structure of the pavilion was peculiar compare to other pavilions.
The pillars of the pavilions were doubled.
It was the first time for me to see the double pillar.
The roof was hexangonal style.
In Korean traditional architecture, this hexagonal roof was said the most difficult style.
Inside of the pavilion, there was an board written by King Jeong Jo.
In this small valley, there were several other small pavilion. All pavilions were harmonized with the circumstances. It looked like an beautiful well designed drawing.
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