Sungjeongjeon Hall

Main Hall Of Gyeonghuigung Palace
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Sungjeongjeon, the main hall of Geonghuigung Palace in Seoul.  The king would hold meetings and ceremonies at this location.

Sungjeongjeon, the main hall of Geonghuigung Palace, where the king would hold meetings and ceremonies

Sungjeongjeon Hall is the main hall of Gyeonghuigung Palace. At this location, the king would hold many morning meetings and ceremonies. The hall was also used for royal banquets and receptions for important foreign visitors and officials.

Construction began in 1618, during the tenth year of the reign of King Gwanghaegun. He was the 15th king of the Joseon dynasty and ruled from 1608 to 1623. He also ordered the rebuilding of Changdeokgung and other royal residences.

The inauguration ceremonies of King Gyeongjong (20th king of the Joseon Dynasty from 1720-1724), King Jeongjo (22th king of the Joseon Dynasty from 1776-1800), and King Heonjong (24th king of the Joseon Dynasty from 1834-1849) were held here.

Sungjeongjeon Gate and surrounding courtyard at Geonghuigung Palace in Seoul

Sungjeongjeon Gate and surrounding courtyard

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