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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. Make Changdeokgung Palace part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul trip builder website.
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  • My sister had previously traveled to Seoul and she told me that to her, the Changdeokgung palace was the most impressive one of all palaces in Seoul. Yes, I agree. It is second in size after its...  more »
  • I was reluctant first to visit but we give it a try since we came from the Bukchon Hanok Village and I didn't regret visiting the Palace. This gave us the South Korean locale feels. I think the place....  more »
  • My son, husband and I decided to visit the Changdeokgung Palace during our visit to Seoul. There are other Palaces in Seoul but we decided to go see this one since it is the only one that is...  more »
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  • One of many historical sites, offering such interesting experience of Koreas history. A place of beauty and serenity, humbling an open mind. Go there!
  • Magnificent place. A grand garden in the middle of the city. A perfect place to walk through for people who enjoy nature and relaxing atmosphere. Wear sneakers as it promises a long journey on foot.
  • Changdeokgung in Autumn is breathtaking. I didn't manage to get into the secret garden which needs advance booking. So if you want to visit, need to plan your trip.
  • Great place for tourist like to know a lot about history of this palace. Also, the tour guide was very funny and entertaining which makes the tour more fun.
  • The English free tour of the main site was definitely worth it. The guide was really informative and funny and we learned a lot. As it is winter it is a bit more bleak so we did not do the secret garden tour.

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