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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

4.5
#1 of 600 in Parks in South Korea
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace represents the main palace of Joseon Dynasty's kings, which shelters lotus ponds, pavilions, and some 300-year-old trees. Established in 1395, the palace compound contains a royal family residence, a public area, and a secret garden, as well as other simplistic elements dating back to the period of Three Kingdoms. Go on a tour to explore the harmonious palace and its halls, which were purposely constructed and designed by implementing feng shui principles and Confucian ideology. You'll also find snack bars, shaded rest areas, and benches here. Make Changdeokgung Palace part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul trip builder website.
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  • If you are going to do one palace, this is the one to do! It is the prettiest out of the 5 palaces in Seoul. They have the secret garden in the back that you can take with a guided tour.  more »
  • Set within a large park, accessible by subway, bus or tour, this Prospering Virtue Palace was built during the Joseon Dynasty. It served as the main palace for nearly 270 years following its...  more »
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  • Such nice place ! And there are many foreign tourists here. I could buy some nice skincare souvenir products near here. The shop name is "Gwnaghui Pharmacy 광희약국". There are many foreign tourist and interpreter helping them to buy products in the shop.
  • If you like to visit Korea traditional palace and don’t have too much time, 昌德宮 is the first choice, you can skip other palaces. If you like to visit more palace then.德壽宮 is the second choice. After 4 palaces I had visited, I will recommend 昌德宮 plus 昌德宮後苑 & 德壽宮 for you guys to visit.
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