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Changgyeonggung, Seoul

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Built in the 15th century by King Sejong, Changgyeonggung for centuries housed the royals of the Joseon dynasty. The vast complex was restored in the 1980s, making it one of the best preserved palaces in all of South Korea. Take a guided tour to hear more about the history and heritage of the complex, or roam the botanical gardens and cherry tree groves. Use our Seoul vacation builder to arrange your visit to Changgyeonggung and other attractions in Seoul.
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  • 昌慶宮不大, 但卻很美, 櫻花朵朵開, 裏頭還有一個溫室, 不過正在整修中! 韓國古代宮殿真的很美, 猶如是中國的影子! 與昌德宮都是必去的景點!  more »
  • If you have half a day to spare in Seoul, go and visit this palace. It's the only palace you need to see in Seoul. Great when there is no rain, you can wander the grounds, relax in the shades of the t...  more »
  • This palace connected ti changdeokgung palace and this palace big enough like gyeongbokgung and in here you can take alot of picture too like in another palace  more »
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  • After being converted into a zoo by the Japanese occupiers to stem the spirits of the Korean people, the Palace has since returned to its former glory. I would highly recommend the English tours as it takes you to the beautiful Secret Garden (biwon) area. Spring and winter (after it snows) are especially good times to visit.
  • Similar to the other palaces and somewhat overlooked. The greenhouse and gardens are excellent and bring a bit of uniqueness to this palace.
  • Too small but many trees. often you will find small wild animals in downtown Seoul. that's amazing.
  • Overlooked compared to Changdeokgung Palace next door, this spot draws less crowds and although smaller, still has some awesome architecture. Was a zoo during Japanese occupation & gradually being turned back to its original state. Go here & avoid the crowds at Changdeokgung.
  • Another amazing palace and a great one at it. Apart from the main palace this is probably the best other one to visit. They are all built very similarly and as support should something happen to the primary palace.