Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Gyeongbokgung

We went to one of the big palaces (Gyeongbokgung) in Seoul and took some pictures of the guards as they prepared for the traditional changing of the guard ceremony. The funny thing about them is that most of them were wearing fake moustaches and beards! They were well done though, I'm pretty sure they were done by makeup artists from the Korean movie industry. They all looked pretty tough, even with all of the tourist taking pictures with them.Here's a picture of a storytelling performance held within the palace walls to celebrate King Sejong. Got it from a Korean site, thought it was nice.

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