Might be irrelevant but I don't know where to ask other than here. What is the name of this temple and the mountain behind it on Taekwondo forms educational videos:

Temple and mountain on Taekwondo educational videos

Is this temple of any importance regarding Martial arts?

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This appears to be Gyeongbokgung in Seoul

Other than being the Royal residence during the Joseon dynasty (original palace destroyed by the Japanese and rebuilt recently) it doesn't particularly have any martial arts importance.

see wikipedia and Visit Korea website for more information.

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    I'm curious, did you do an image search or were you familiar with it already? I did some searches of my own to little avail and I'm always interested in honing my craft. Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 18:54
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    @SeanDuggan Taegeuk is WT - which meant it was likely linked to the kukkiwon - Doing a search for "kukkiwon temple" this building and mountain appear in some searches - then a bit of searching around on those pages for the location found the palace name.
    – Collett89
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 8:29
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    Here is a more direct shot without people. The railings and side panels match very closely, and there are more pictures down the page as well. thesoulofseoul.net/2016/08/15/…
    – JohnP
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 15:16

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