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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. Put Changgyeonggung into our Seoul vacation maker app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seoul.
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  • It's so beautiful and a Palace. In particular, sponsored by the MPAA are so special and Nice. Boost combines a quiet nature was beautiful
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  • One of the two places that can not be visit in Seoul. The night view of the illuminated Palace is really beautiful
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  • That's where one of the five Palace to present the appearance of a beautiful Palace. In the past, made in Japan by the Zoo after a sad history of the restoration again, which was where the mouth is.
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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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