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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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  • I visited the palace in late Oct. 2016 after visiting the Secret Garden of Changdeokgung. There is an entrance to Changgyeonggung right next to the Secret Garden entrance. This is very handy ie withou...  more »
  • Autumn leaves the Palace and goes so well with a little more differently than Kyng-bokkung akitoku shrine where baby is the place to taste. Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace with all the ensuing entrance to Kyoto travelling would be nice to see.
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  • It's very small, not that much to see, I spent 30 minutes here, it's enough. If you don't have that much time in Seoul, this one can skip. 
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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.