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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Garden
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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  • C ( 20.12.09 ) This palace was one of beautiful palace in Seoul. This palace was very beautiful and could feel about Choseon royal family's atmosphere. There had many beautiful architecture of...  more »
  • I took my friend here when they came to visit Korea. And as a local, I would say this is a must-see place for all travelers who come to Seoul, where you can have the experience of wearing traditional....  more »
  • One of many historical sites, offering such interesting experience of Koreas history. A place of beauty and serenity, humbling an open mind. Go there!
  • Magnificent place. A grand garden in the middle of the city. A perfect place to walk through for people who enjoy nature and relaxing atmosphere. Wear sneakers as it promises a long journey on foot.

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