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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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  • As the 3rd palace to be built in Joseon Dynasty after Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, it was originally meant to be the residence of 3 queens due to lack of kiving space at the nearby C...  more »
  • Nothing special but an interesting place to visit for a few hours. We enjoyed our visit but it was a hot day so we did not stay long enough to see it all.  more »
  • Chang 慶 Palace Korea China Building full of history. If Korea China is worth visiting for the first time, photos, learn about Traditions and culture, not all over the Palace look up a model courses. Person, watch a full enough.
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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.

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