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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. Put Changgyeonggung into our Seoul vacation maker app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seoul.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Seoul was the Palace city nonsense. See all Seoul stop once I think only the signs of the zodiac. Changgyeonggung Palace if you started a tour too once there. Pretty and stylish as you take care of the Korean Palace Palace be mesmerized by the fall.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Went here in November 2016 with my family and it was serene and not too vast. There's a beautiful Lotus Pond at the back of the palace and the wooded areas aren't too tiring to walk at. There are hist...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Austere, lacked spirit. It appeared to be modelled on a famous site in China. Sadly, I left disappointed with my visit but to be fair, it was also snowing..  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Chandler Palace is a very beautiful palace which is very large. It takes some time to shop, but it is worth it.
  • December 28, 2016
    Nice place for a short stroll. There is a combo ticket if you plan to visit the other palaces in Seoul.
  • August 10, 2016
    Too small but many trees. often you will find small wild animals in downtown Seoul. that's amazing.
  • April 9, 2016
    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.
  • May 24, 2016
    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.

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