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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

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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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  • This was a secondary palace of the Joseon Dynasty that ruled from 1392 -1910. The original palace was built in 1405 and was secondary to the bigger palace just down the road. It was destroyed when the...  more »
  • This palace with its park is very worth seeing. Unfortunately, we did not see in any guide book or other source that the Secret Garden can only be visited with a Guided Tour. Especially if you want to enjoy the peace and flair of the garden, a tour is unsuitable.
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  • This is the main place for visiting in Seoul, South Korea. Very colourful and authentic. Located in the very center of the city, not far from the museum of Modern Art so, it's convenient to see both places in one day. The best part of seeing the King Palace is to enjoy the changing of the guard - the most colourful ceremony I've ever seen.
  • Lovely time learning ancient Korean history. It's so big. Some tourists dress in period costumes, walk around, & take selfies. It's a fun & educational experience. It's important to learn history.
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