In 1997, the Changdeokgung Palace was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage sites list. The name translates to ‘Prospering Virtue Palace’. It is located in the eastern part of the main palace or the Gyeongbokgung Palace, and this palace that was built in 1405 having nicknames like Donggwol or Donggung (East Palace). This palace was initially a villa for the king’s retreat in the Joeseon Dynasty, but was turned into a place for ceremonial events in later years. When the Joeseon Dynasty ended in 1901, this palace was made into a government asset that is open for public. Until this day, the palace makes a fascinating tourist attraction for its beautiful architecture and unique courtyard that is very well maintained.