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Changgyeonggung, Seoul

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
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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  • It was better than the Gyeongbokgung Palace as it was a bit bigger but nothing very interesting about this park. Just a big park with historical buildings.  more »
  • Interesting history that goes with this place. Reminds me of the forbidden city in Beijing, China. Easy walking.  more »
  • This is a smaller palace, with a great wooded area to walk around, it features a large lake with carp and ducks. Unfortunately, the esteemed green house is currently closed until NOV 10 2017. Although...  more »
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  • Chandler Palace is a very beautiful palace which is very large. It takes some time to shop, but it is worth it.
  • Nice place for a short stroll. There is a combo ticket if you plan to visit the other palaces in Seoul.
  • Too small but many trees. often you will find small wild animals in downtown Seoul. that's amazing.
  • 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.
  • 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.