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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

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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. By using our Seoul holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Changdeokgung Palace and other attractions in Seoul.
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  • Beautiful oasis in downtown Seoul. Lovely site of historical interest. Doing some reading about the palace beforehand will make your visit a better experience.  more »
  • Through Gwanghwamun Gate and wander the impressive scenic grounds and series of palace buildings with many couples and groups of young adults and families in traditional Korean dress. What an experien...  more »
  • There is a separate admission to the gardens, but that is what makes this palace special. We took the English tour of the gardens. We did the palace on our own. The palaces all have their own history ...  more »
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  • It's not the biggest but you can get a good feel of the past. If your looking for a park with some culture and history. Beautiful place and outside the is good shopping, food, and tea houses. Recommend to check it out.
  • The most authentic Korean palace in Seoul to be a must-seen site. Also never miss the secret garden(make a reservation on the official website ahead of your visit). It offers tour guides speaking in En, Korean, CH......I believe it's a treasure case in Changdeokging, with too many featured constructions and ponds and also the charming alleys.
  • Chandler Palace is a very beautiful palace which is very large. It takes some time to shop, but it is worth it.
  • Every last wednesday in each month, entrance fee is free~~. One can see the Chosun dynasty palace and imperial garden.
  • Visiting the Secret Garden is a must! You must be on a tour to see the garden so plan ahead by visiting the website to find the tour time of your preferred language.