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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Garden
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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace represents the main palace of Joseon Dynasty's kings, which shelters lotus ponds, pavilions, and some 300-year-old trees. Established in 1395, the palace compound contains a royal family residence, a public area, and a secret garden, as well as other simplistic elements dating back to the period of Three Kingdoms. Go on a tour to explore the harmonious palace and its halls, which were purposely constructed and designed by implementing feng shui principles and Confucian ideology. You'll also find snack bars, shaded rest areas, and benches here. Make Changdeokgung Palace part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul trip builder website.
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  • The palace is not as big as Gyeongbukgung but more beautiful and well connected between the chambers. However, an additional ticket cost KRW5,000/pp is required to enter the Secret Garden, and staff.....  more
    The palace is not as big as Gyeongbukgung but more beautiful and well connected between the chambers. However, an additional ticket cost KRW5,000/pp is required to enter the Secret Garden, and staff.....  more »
  • A highlight is Seoul! Wear a hanbok and get in free. Delight in many areas. You step back into history! Don’t miss if you visit! 
    A highlight is Seoul! Wear a hanbok and get in free. Delight in many areas. You step back into history! Don’t miss if you visit!  more »
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  • A wonderful palace to visit when you come to Seoul. It is a lot less busy than Gyeongbokgung Palace which makes your visit to it seem a lot more personal and intimate. Whilst here you can marvel at the architecture of the palace and its surrounding buildings or take a stroll through the many gardens and paths or relax at the lake. There is so much to do in this place and I recommend you spend a minimum 2 hours here to fully appreciate it! Would love to come back here!
  • The palace grounds cover a very large area. There are a lot of well maintained beautiful structures and buildings. Very cheap to enter. Information is available in English to help understand the significance of each place. I fully recommend visiting this site

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