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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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  • Went aboard the 151 bus from lotteyangplazabas station of Myeong-dong. You can reach your doorstep. In Japan-language guide from 10 a.m., if you wait at Tamagawa bridge just begins. Free guide I, in Japan, while there are people who are unsure of what you are talking about a very roughly around 1 hour. Road to air season so vacant and clean. Quick 'n stroll becomes a walk through history
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  • A nice palace complex, if you're interested in that sort of thing. It must be beautiful in spring, when everything is blooming. Don't miss the wing from the entrance on the left, there is a tangle of small inner courtyards.
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  • We bought the palace combination ticket and this one was in the 4 palaces on the ticket.nearest train station is Hyehwa. Takes about 15-20 min from the station to the palace so do plan your time. We w...  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.