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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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  • October 2, 2017
    I enjoyed visiting this place. It's small so we didn't get to tire ourselves just to see everything of it. And there are mannequins and descriptions too in almost all of its rooms that perfectly descr...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
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  • September 9, 2017
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  • April 18, 2017
    You can rent beautiful hanbok and walk around Unhyeongung Palace like a princess~!
  • July 6, 2017
    Visit and know more about Korea history.
  • August 29, 2016
    Small nice palast. Hanbok rental 3.300₩ for 20min.
  • January 5, 2016
    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.
  • April 26, 2016
    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.

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