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Jagyeongjeon Hall (Treasure No. 809)
Dowager Jo (Queen Sinjeong), King Gojong's adoptive mother, resided in this hall.

 
The ceiling of Jagyeongjeon.

Jagyeongjeon, located to the east of the living quarters, was built for the Dowager Jo, posthumously given the title of Queen Sinjeong. She was the adoptive mother of young King Gojong. Jagyeongjeon was built when Gyeongbokgung was rebuilt by the Daewongun, the ambitious father of King Gojong. The building burned down soon after it was built and the current structure was restored in 1888 (the 25th year of King Gojong). This hall is composed of two rooms with Ondol (heated) floors, Bogandang and Jagyeongjeon and a veranda, Cheongyeonnu, to the southwest. The east side of Cheongyeonnu is connected with another room called Hyeopgyeongdang. To the south of Jagyeongjeon Hall is a low building, with Mansemun Gate in the middle. Mansemun is a four-panel folding door designed to be opened and closed easily by the women
 
 
An animal statue in front of Jagyeongjeon.
The gable eaves of Jagyeongjeon.
 
  The Jagyeongjeon wall decorated with flower designs.
The western wall of the dowager's residence was made of colorful bricks, decorated with designs of an apricot flower, a heavenly peach, a peony, a hrysanthemum, a bamboo, a butterfly and a lotus flower.
 
Behind Jagyeongjeon, chimneys are engraved with 10 signs of longevity (sun, mountain, water, stone, cloud, pine, herb of eternal life, turtle, crane and deer), and designs of bats and arabesque patterns, unlike Gyotaejeon, the queen's living quarters, there are no flower terraces in the vicinity of the chimneys. The western wall was built with orange bricks to stress the formality of the area ; found on the inside wall are patterns of longevity in Chinese characters, lattices, hexagons and plum petals and on the outside wall are colorful bricks decorated with an apricot flower, heavenly peach, peony, chrysanthemum, bamboo, butterfly and lotus.
 
The chimneys of Jagyeongjeon decorated with the 10 signs of longevity (Treasure No. 810).
The design on the chimneys resembles a painting depicting the 10 signs of longevity ; there are also patterns of vines and bats. The chimneys were designed to appear as if they were part of the wall.
 
The floral images on the wall
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