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North of Gyeongbokgung, the royal palace in Seoul, and when your feet can not more, we found this beautiful little octagonal palace. It is situated in the middle of a small pond full of lotus and in the center of an island that is at the center of the pond. On the sides of the pond there are some trees that can protect us from the stifling heat of August in Seoul. The little island Hyangwonjeong communicates with the rest of the gardens of the royal palace by a bridge south of the pond. This bridge is not the original bridge that was located on the north side, which was destroyed during the Korean War.