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Changdeokgung Palace

99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
+82 2-762-8261
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This 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city's jewel. It's as famous for its outstanding architectural details as for its verdant and expansive gardens.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“secret garden” (315 reviews)
“guided tour” (194 reviews)
“garden tour” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This palace is a must see for anyone who enjoys beauty, architecture, history, nature, or a peaceful afternoon. The Secret Garden tour provides many interesting details about the buildings and surroundings. Meandering around the grounds you see people of all ages and nationalities enjoying the...More

Thank mountaingirl1531
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the village we walk wearing the Hanbok, it was my firts time to wear a Hanbok so I didn’t know there are sizes I just choose the color I want and the designed i want I know its gown so its okay to...More

Thank SheilaMalig
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Changdeokgung Palace and the Secret Garden are special treasures to see when you visit Korea. We were here during the Lunar New Year so there were many people in traditional dress taking pictures and it made you feel like you had gone back in time....More

Thank Awedmollys
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there during Chuseok time and a lot of people came wearing hanbok so it really felt like we traveled back in time. Too bad my friend and I didn't get to rent out one for ourselves. It was during Hanbok Festival when we visited...More

Thank Melody G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Grand, massive, beautiful and peaceful. Well preserved. An interesting view into Korean history. Worth a visit.

Thank Nick O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the secret garden. In winter, at least, there is no garden to see in the sense of plants or landscapes. Rather this is a tour of the private palace buildings that you can't otherwise access. Quite interesting and a good guide, but...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go! Just go there and see it for yourself! I couldn't take enough pictures of the complex. It's also right next to Changgyeong Palace, so you can hit up both at the same time.

Thank sphinx2537
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully beautiful in history, tradition and architecture. Many locals opt to rent traditional outfits and come to the Palace to pay their respects. Selfies galore and of course people taking photos of groups and so on. I especially loved the idea that during the week...More

1  Thank MikeyBoy1951
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look around, interesting place. I'd suggest include the secret garden as well. Signs are also in English and you can pick up an English leaflet at the entrance. It's a calm place to wander round in the middle of the city madness!...More

Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went during December so there was no colorful leaves. It’s still an interesting and peaceful walk. There’s an English tour guide who helps us understand better about the place and culture too.

Thank Jennifer T
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NURUL A
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Response from Madelyn G | Reviewed this property |
The Seoul Metro system (subway) is the best, most affordable and easiest way to get around. The machines to buy tickets offer English instructions and give change. ALSO, you will turn your ticket back in to a different... More
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Jen K
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Response from vSeraphina | Reviewed this property |
There is a way to change the site's language to English, such that the pop up will also be in English.... but I forgot how. 😅 the server is currently down I think, just tried to load it on mobile but to no avail. If you... More
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Response from StanUP | Reviewed this property |
guided tour is free with different languages at certain time slots.
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