Changdeokgung Palace Complex
Republic of Korea
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In the early 15th century, the Emperor T'aejong 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.
The top part (shown) contains one of each of the two stamps issued, and is separated from the bottom portion of the pane by a row of perforations.
The lower part of the pane contains 4 of each of the two stamps.
In its justification for inscription the UNESCO states that the Ch'angdokkung Palace Compound is an outstanding example of Far Eastern palace architecture and garden design, exceptional for the way in which the buildings are integrated into and harmonized with the natural setting, adapting to the topography and retaining indigenous tree cover.
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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Republic of Korea (on this web site). For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Republic of Korea-section.
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Revised 21 jul 2006