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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, AUG 16: (No charge for the supply, release, or publication of the photograph. The photos are allowed to use for editorial and commercial.)

    A handout photo made available by the Seoul Metropolitan Government shows Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, on August 21, 2020. The Palace was once the site of Prince Wolsan’s residence. As it was the temporary residence of King Seonjo after the Japanese invasion of 1592, Deoksugung Palace was called Haenggung Palace (“Temporary Palace”). As Emperor Gojong started to reside there in 1907, it was called Deoksugung Palace in the spirit of longevity. After Emperor Gojong moved from the Russian Legation to Deoksugung Palace, several structures were built, including Junghwajeon Hall, which made Deoksugung Palace a historic late Joseon site where traditional wooden buildings and Western architecture are preserved together. Jeong-dong, where Deoksugung Palace is located, is famous for its elegant stone-wall road, making it an ideal walking trail while also being a cultural center preserving Korean modern history.