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Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)

  • Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)
  • Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)
  • Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)
  • Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)
  • Yongheunggung Palace (용흥궁)

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Address
16-1, Dongmunan-gil 21beon-gil, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 동문안길21번길 16-1
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-32-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-930-3627,
+82-32-930-3114
Homepage
www.ganghwa.incheon.kr
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Yongheunggung Palace is where King Cheoljong (a Joseon Dynasty ruler who reigned from 1849 to 1863) used to live before his ascension to throne. The chief of Ganghwa County, Jeong Gi-se, enlarged the original residence and named it Yongheunggung (meaning palace of the rising dragon) in the 4th year of King Cheoljong’s reign. Its architectural features include a paljak (Korean traditional half-hipped roof) and supporting columns rendered in Jusimpo style, the column brackets placed only on top of the columns. The palace was built in the tradition of dwelling houses such as the Yeongyeongdang and Nakseonjae houses in Changdeokgung Palace, so the palace buildings give off a simple and plain atmosphere. Within the precincts of the palace are a memorial stone and a monument house indicating that the palace used to be the old home of King Cheoljong.

    Current Status
    Tangible Cultural Property of Incheon No. 20 (Designated on March 1, 1995)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Parking Facilities
    Nearby parking lot in Goryeogung Palace Site (5 minute walk)

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Separate restrooms

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