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Changdeokgung Palace

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed yesterday

The palace is well maintained, the day we were there it was raining, We also visited Huwon Secret garden. The guide as good but the time given to enjoy the place was short. The tour is about an hour covering 5 different areas in the...More

Thank yks007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the first palace in Seoul we saw due to the Secret garden tour. Tried to reserve online but it was closed; no problem buying tickets at the door though (you can’t visit the garden without a guided tour.) There’s a fair amount of...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place to roam around admire the structural and architectural history of Seoul considering this palace offers some structures being built earlier than the other palaces in the surrounding area. The Secret Garden tour provides more access to different areas and also great views. It's...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A place that you must visit in Seoul. If you like history, this site will satisfy you. There are so many buildings & courtyards to view that you will be lost in your own world. The highlight of this historical site however is the Secret...More

1  Thank Keniclim
Reviewed 4 days ago

You should visit all the palace. all are special in there own way. Gyeongbokgung is ofcourse the bigest and the one you shoud do for sure when you are in Korea

Thank Happiness824520
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the forrest and the lake beside the palace. It's so fresh and it makes me feel peacefully. That's all of my feeling. The architect of the places are normal and there's only the walls. I dont find any culture things in this.

Thank TuanTQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place with two children. It is beautiful place and lots to see Highly recommend. Give enough time . Lots of walking . We took English speaking guide, Bit disappointed as she spoke very fast and did not allow group together to catch...More

Thank FLASH88
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to do and see here as inside there are also entrances to Changyeonggung Palace and the Secret Garden Tour. The architecture of this complex is so outstanding that it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. Also, I'd...More

Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came early morning to Changdeokgung Palace to make sure we could secure tickets to the Secret Garden and booked both a tour of the palace and the gardens on arrival. The palace is huge, and our guide brough the place to life, explaining each...More

1  Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One hour walk here gives you good refreshment. It is close to the Big convention and shopping center.

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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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September 16, 2018|
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Response from RamanGNoida | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they will be open on Sept 24 or not. You have to check their website. BUT yes, for the secret garden there is guided tour only. The tour starts in groups on specific times during the day. Their website will... More
July 12, 2018|
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Response from AhKwang | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a guide. We mostly read from the placards at each spot which can be general information. however, if you have history buffs a guide may be good. You can get a guide when buying your admission tickets. enjoy .
May 22, 2018|
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Response from SheilaMalig | Reviewed this property |
Jongno 3-ga station And Angkuk station