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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

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Must see · World heritage site · Garden · Architectural Building
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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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  • In this park is a large collection of, mostly repaired and rebuild ancient historical buildings, excellent to learn about Korea's history, Very much worth the visit! 
    In this park is a large collection of, mostly repaired and rebuild ancient historical buildings, excellent to learn about Korea's history, Very much worth the visit!  more »
  • A beautiful palace and nice grounds. Sadly we didn’t get to do the secret garden. We will next time! Highly recommended. 
    A beautiful palace and nice grounds. Sadly we didn’t get to do the secret garden. We will next time! Highly recommended.  more »
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  • It is an amazing palace in the middle of very busy Seoul. If you take the guided tour - you won’t regret it. Our guide spoke perfect English and was full with fun facts and intriguing stories. A must do when in Seoul!
  • Try to visit in the autumn. Simple breathtaking and serene. Could easily spend half a day strolling through here, contemplating, people watching, etc.

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