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Address
16-1, Dongmunan-gil 21beon-gil, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 동문안길21번길 16-1
Type
Hanoks (Traditional Houses)
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +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)
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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
Directions
From Seoul to Ganghwa
1) Sinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Go straight 260m to arrive at the bus stop in front of Artreon.
From the bus stop, take Bus 3000 to Ganghwa Bus Terminal.

2) Yeongdeungpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).
Across from Shinsegae Department Store, take Bus 88 to Ganghwa Terminal.

From Ganghwa Bus Terminal, take a taxi to Yongheunggung Palace (7-10min).

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