In South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace is known to be the most uniquely Korean of the palaces. The most interesting feature of the palace is its layout, which is not arranged along a central axis but instead follows the natural topography of the site. Buildings create a maze as passageways and stairs lead the visitor up, down and along the gentle slope. There is not too much nature within the main palace but directly behind exists the ‘secret garden’ which can only be seen on a tour. Possibly not the best time to visit the garden (mid-April), it was still impressive, especially how easily you could forget you were in the middle of Seoul.