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Toksu Palace, Seoul, South Korea, 1979

Photo: Toksu Palace

Snow dusts the buildings of Toksu Palace in the shadow of Seoul's towering hotels and office complexes. Originally occupied by the 16th century Yi Dynasty leader King Sonjo, the palace was rebuilt in the early 1900s and now houses a branch gallery of South Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art.

(Text adapted from and photograph from, "Seoul: Korean Showcase," December 1979, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by H. Edward Kim

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