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Changgyeonggung Palace

185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
+82 2-762-4868
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185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-762-4868
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small palace in a peaceful setting backed up to the larger one and worth the stroll, it can be seen all with in 30 minutes.

Thank k s
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Like all the palaces in Seoul, there's nothing actually authentic about this site. It's a modern rebuild of the palace that once stood here, that was either destroyed by fire, typhoon or the Japanese. The stories vary. There's actually not much to see other than...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went here in November 2016 with my family and it was serene and not too vast. There's a beautiful Lotus Pond at the back of the palace and the wooded areas aren't too tiring to walk at. There are historical items/monuments along the way too...More

Thank pandieepis
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Austere, lacked spirit. It appeared to be modelled on a famous site in China. Sadly, I left disappointed with my visit but to be fair, it was also snowing..

Thank Salma56
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We walked here from where we stayed. As it was late, we only managed a quick look. Nearby is the Changdeokgung Palace. After viewing the more popular Gyeongbokgung Palace, this palace is rather small and worth a visit only if you have time.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This palace can be entered from the Changdeokgung palace. But possibly once you leave one palace, you can't re-enter. I suspected not and so did not try. It was designed mainly for elderly members of the royal family, being built in about the 15th century....More

Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Beautiful, quiet space. One of the less busy palaces, you can see a lot of remarkable architectural feats and designs without the foot traffic familiar to other, larger palaces. Cheap entry - well worth checking out the secret garden too!

Thank VeepTravels
Reviewed 26 August 2017

There are so many, and most of the places are very nice. This is true for the Changgyeonggung palace as well. You might take them one by one, not all of them at once.

Thank CirilB
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

While it is easy to get 'templed out' in a city so rich in tradition and history, Changgyeonggung Palace was a pleasant surprise...set in beautiful grounds with a feature lake and very few visitors at the time... Mid-morning. Well preserved, it is possible to enter...More

Thank bnorra
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I recommend doing the English tour starting around 1030 (check) of palace grounds. Need to book for the Secret Garden tour starting after. Gives you a lot of information about this heritage listed palace

Thank Edward S
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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