Hyangwonjeong is located to the north of the palace site. This hexagonal pavilion was constructed by
order of King Gojong on an artificial island in a lake and was connected to the palace grounds by a
bridge. Hyangwonjeong means 'Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance' while it's associated bridge,
named Chwihyanggyo, translates as 'Bridge Mesmerized with Fragrance'. If Gyeonghoeru was the
King's place for a formal national banquet, Hyangwonjeong was his informal and private place for
rest and leisure.