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Changgyeonggung, Seoul

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • In minutes you can travel through the history of the country, its traditions, its culture, you can not visit it.
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  • This was nice to see, but the site did not meet my expectations. Additionally, the extra money for the secret garden was not worth it in my opinion. Afterwards, do walk around the neighborhoods, where...  read more »
  • The reviewers' pictures tell the story. The gate is big and tall. It is best to study up and google about its history before you come. It will be more meaningful if you are well versed with the histor...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place for relax! Quiet atmospere, no crowds, beatiful landscape. And it was pleasant to find out an enter tickets discount for foreginers(!)
  • Beautiful outdoor areas and cheap 1000 won entry
  • A good palace, but not the best in Seoul. Special is that the main buildings are the oldest from all the palaces, dating back to ~1600
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