In the early 15th century, the King Taejong ordered the
construction of a new palace at an auspicious site. A Bureau of Palace
Construction was set up to create the complex, consisting of a number of
official and residential buildings set in a garden that was cleverly
adapted to the uneven topography of the 58-ha site. The result is an
exceptional example of Far Eastern palace architecture and design,
blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.