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Unhyeongung, Seoul

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Castle Historic Site
At Unhyeongung, explore the former residence of Prince Regent Daewon-gun, and learn how the Korean royalty once lived. Dating back to the 14th century, the site has grown and diminished over the years; today, a women's university occupies its grounds. You can explore the palace's historical female and male living quarters, as well as the event hall and kitchen. The last royal wedding ceremony was held here, and is faithfully reenacted twice a year to this day. See Unhyeongung and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul travel itinerary planner.
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  • Chanced upon this palace. We stayed in a hotel near anguk station and walked past the side of the building several times without knowing it's a palace! But it's actually just beside anguk station exit...  more »
  • It's a small Royal Residence near Insadong & Bukchon Hanok Village. If you have time, please visit this one. There are some mock up figures to present the Royal Culture & Ceremony. It's very popular f...  more »
  • Right by Anguk St. Exit 4. Very small and peaceful museum. Entrance is free. Close to Insa-dong and some restaurants.  more »
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  • You can rent beautiful hanbok and walk around Unhyeongung Palace like a princess~!
  • Small nice palast. Hanbok rental 3.300₩ for 20min.
  • The original size is about 4 times than what's left of it. Originally it was a private resident. The emperor/king even promoted a pine tree he used to play to a minister rank. I was told here that many people say traditional Chinese, Japanese & Korean roods are the same but Korean roof is quite different.
  • This is one of the last palaces that was built and actually used by the Korean monarchy. As such it's less colorful than it's older counterparts and the architecture feels just a little less impressive. That being said, they rent out hanboks that you can wear around the palace and take photos in. It's a nice little way to spend an hour in one of the quieter palaces of Seoul. Insadong is also a short walk away to the east so definitely stop by a tea house or a restaurant if you get peckish.
  • It's a very interesting place to learn about South Korea's history.