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Unhyeongung, Seoul

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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. Arrange to visit Unhyeongung and other attractions in Seoul using our Seoul road trip planner.
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  • We went to Crystal 德 Palace unhyeongung Palace was going to Insa-dong, was coincidentally passing by. Institute visited the traditional wedding was just done, so come and say, so, let us enter until near the wedding of curious I was let in. Costume who is able to see the beautiful, glamorous and splendid wedding. Here is to represent the end of the Joseon Dynasty, was the private residence of XING Xuan daewongun. It is very quiet building. From lunar new year 2/15 18 days until new year's feast and people go to Seoul from this cultural traditions occur from noon until evening, so come, after a pleasant experience?. There after the wide road, past the Lions Hall where left in size-and entering and leaving in sudden chill.
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  • As others have said, this site is pretty small; you can check out everything in just a little over .5 hr. While it pales compared to nearby Gyeongbukgung and Changdeokgung, it's still a pretty place t...  more »
  • Temple is a simple and quiet rada, many school children relax here, the place is beautiful and relaxing here.
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  • A smaller and less known palace in Seoul, but nevertheless a very beautiful one - the large courtyards and the traditional buildings are impressive! The museum inside is also worth a visit. It is basically located in Insadong, so just a street away from the myriad of restaurants & shops there.
  • when I visited 운현궁, a couple was holding their wedding party here in traditional way! interesting! overall good atmosphere but less experience than other larger palaces. You can see what's inside the house and there's also english explanation available
  • Much smaller than it used to be in Joseon Dynasty. Good to take a look.
  • Free, small and fun activity if you arround
  • You can rent beautiful hanbok and walk around Unhyeongung Palace like a princess~!

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