Changdeok-gung, Seoul : Due to it’s position relative to Gyeongbok-gung, this place is known as the eastern palace. Built originally around the early 1400’s and, like most palaces in Korea over the centuries, this one was attacked, raided, sacked, burned and frequently rebuilt. (Even the Americans and the French took a turn at attacking this place). Changdeok-gung was the residence of the last Korean emperor until his death in 1926. The fine decoration of roof and eave tiles, the harmonious setting among native trees and fine details such as the curious roof tiles and carvings all combine to make this palace more interesting and more colorful than most other imperial sites in in Seoul.