Juhamnu Pavilion and Eosumun Gate

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Juhamnu Pavilion and Eosumun Gate 2014-04-11T21:39:00+00:00

Juhamnu Pavilion and Eosumun Gate in Huwon Secret Garden at Changdeokgung Palce in Seoul

Eosumun Gate leading to the two story Juhamnu Pavilion

Eosumun Gate leads to Juhamnu Pavilion, a two story pavilion that served as a library and reading room during the reign of King Jeongjo. The two story pavilion was first constructed in 1776 during the first year of the reign of King Jeongjo.

A royal library known as Gyujanggak was found on the first floor. Gyujanggak was not only used as a library but also as a political research institute for the king as he worked on his reform ideas. The second floor was used as a reading room.

Jeongjo was always under pressure from political foes while he held power. He worked hard to strengthen his mind and body and went on to become a great leader who enlightened and served his people to the best of his ability.

Eosumun Gate

Eosumun Gate in Huwon Secret Garden at Changdeokgung Palce in Seoul

Eosumun Gate

Eosumun Gate is a small gate that leads to Juhamnu Pavilion.

The name Eosumun refers to the fact that a fish cannot live outside of water. This was a reminder to King Jeongjo that he as a ruler must consider and respect the people he rules.