On our 3rd day, we sat off for our Seoul city tour. The first on our IT is the National Palace Museum or the museum of the Joseon Dynasty.
Like the other facilities in Seoul, the museum offers strollers/wheelchairs as needed and it has wide hallways with benches to accommodate guest’s rest or short stops.
Among the collections are maps of the empire, the palace architecture, the King’s place and a miniature of the throne.
Also on display is the Bronze Dragon said to guard against fire from Gyeonghoe Pond and the ridge tiles in the shape of animals placed on the roof of the palace that were believed to prevent misfortune.
It also has a Six-Fold Screen of the Sun, Moon and Five Peaks same with the one at Naejansang Palace that they locally call as Irworobongdo or Irwolgonnyundo. The painting was said to represent the virtues of kings in the poem ‘Tianbao’ and said to portray the divine authority and perpetuity of the regime.
There is also an account of The Chronology of King Jeongjo and among the well-kept collection is the Genealogy of the Royal Family or Seonwon-Rok.
The vast majority of the exhibits are the royal and imperial artifacts depicting the living and the early culture; to include a collection of wardrobes, books, dishes, seals, palanquins and others.
Even the 19th century vehicles were on display.
Then we had a family picture in a modern architecture background.