1 Anguk (Changdeokgung) (Autumn) – One of five former royal residences in downtown Seoul, Changdeok Palace is renowned for the way its structures balance with the natural landscape, a signature of traditional Korean architecture. After decades of development, the city is once again looking for ways to harmonise nature and urban living.
History 京劇/京剧, or, as it’s known to the west, “Beijing Opera” (I refuse to use the word Peking — it’s absolutely ridiculous), is a form of Chinese opera. Despite its name, which centers it around Beijing, the opera actually developed in the Anhui and Hubei provinces. The Anhui portion of what makes up Beijing opera was brought to the capital in 1790 for a celebration of the emperor Qianlong’s birthday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_opera