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Deoksugung

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“city hall” (59 reviews)
“guard ceremony” (41 reviews)
“western style” (25 reviews)
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
Seodaemun
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"guard ceremony"
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"western style"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deoksugung is a lot smaller than the other Seoul palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung) but it's still worth visiting. It's much more quiet and offers a break from the city on a hot day. Take you time and sit around for awhile, observing locals and enjoying the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Something is different here ! The architecture style first, there is 2 building were build on European touch And there is one beautiful museum ! On extra fees of course Second thing, the guard ceremony Superb ! On Morning it s around 11 am !...More

1  Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to the other palaces this one has little to offer. As there are just a few buildings where you can walk around and look less impressive compared to others.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited as we had a little time and were in the area. It is cheap to visit, but there isnt much to see compared to the other palaces. The changing of the guard ceremony is fun to watch and there is an explanation of...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Although smaller than the other palaces this place is packed with charm. The changing of the guards happens a few times in the day (I went at 11) and they allow photos up close with them at the end of the ceremony. Buy yourself a...More

Thank vikki1702
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Deoksungung palace is a must to visit if you come to Seoul. Read little bit of history about the place that it will be easy for you to understand the details when you visit. Wear comfortable dress and shoes that you will need to walk...More

Thank Klaithem S
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to arrive just as one of the guard changing events was happening at the gates. Very colourful though take the authenticity with a pinch of salt - one of the 'guards' with moustache and pointy beard was definitely a woman Inside it...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The palace is not as big as the rest of the other palace around Seoul but the highlight is the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony that is showcase to tourist every day except Monday at 2 different timing (10am and 1pm). One can even take pictures...More

1  Thank Charlotte Celes... L
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Deoksugung palace is very interesting palace for me. Beside the location that in the middle of the city and just next to city hall. the palace was very easy to reach. This palace also smaller than the other two I've been visited. But its nice...More

1  Thank Filistian 2
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This grounds of this palace are much smaller than most of the others in the city. Entrance is only 1000kr, however despite the bargain price this place is relatively empty. This allows you to stroll the grounds and take numerous photos without the hoards of...More

Thank Travellover6128
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Nearby
Seodaemun
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
...More
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Katherine Y
November 13, 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
I am assuming that you are in transit at Incheon Airport. It may be best to do a transit tour. Even though they are advertised as free, lunch and entrance fees to attractions are not included. Tours are between 1-5 hours and... More
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hollerusc
September 26, 2015|
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Response from savvyworldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes & if you get there early & go through the gates & onto the palace grounds, you'll see the guards marching in their colorful costumes through the grounds & through the gate, which is a nice sight in & of itself.
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ACJC688
September 6, 2015|
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Response from CSpezza | Reviewed this property |
the entrance fee is 1000 won
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