Much as the Newport mansions bring you to another period, the palaces in Seoul bring you to another era, and you can spend the better part of a day there for as little as 1,000 won (less than 1 USD). We arrived at Deoksugung on a Saturday afternoon, when the temperature was still not too low for a leisurely stroll outdoors, in the middle of a traditional musical performance outside the entrance and a crowded rally across the street. There were visitors scattered throughout the grounds, but we had pockets to ourselves to explore and twirl around in.
Plenty of space for shameless twirling.
As the sun set, the trees caught fire.
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