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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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  • We visited the Palace and the Secret Garden Both were interesting, but thoroughly enjoyed the secret garden and the commentary on how various buildings and sections of the garden were added and comple...  more »
  • Changdeok Palace from the 1,000 won more pay can be reached. Wanted to see views of the pond on the brochure, but was overtaken by water all. When entering the changdeok Palace from opposite to the exit, so back to the entrance and go out from the exit of Changgyeonggung palace walls have been strenuous, back to the station.
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  • On a sunny day this is a great place to check out all the areas of this palace. Several different buildings and color arrangements. Also a convenient gift shop and coffee shop located inside. 
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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.