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Changdeokgung Palace

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This 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city's jewel. It's as famous for its outstanding architectural details as for its verdant and expansive gardens.
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99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This historic Palace is a must see. You feel like you are being transported back in time. The changing of the guard ceremony is not to be missed!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Smellycatmelissa
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with my family We toured the beautiful Palace and enjoyed the grounds and the Authenticity of the Palace

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Changdeokgung (昌德宮) was built in 1412 and served as the secondary royal palace after Gyeongbokgung. The palace was burnt to ground in 1592 but then fully restored in 1618. Unlike Gyeongbokgung which was built on a leveled ground, Chandeokgung was built with better landscape design,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BettyandLingShing
Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my daughter walk along here, then we go outside from this palace, to rent Korean dress 15000 Won and more for rent 1hr or more. Many beautiful dresses with hat, handbags and ribbons.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rasni
Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace and grounds are both commanding and pleasing to the eye. The secret garden tour was absolutely stunning. It was late November, and there were still leaves on the trees. Gorgeous reds, oranges, golds. Quiet walk with immersive views for contemplation and enjoyment. THE...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThomasB3254
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Changdeokgung Palace is a large park with many historic building. Looking on line we saw that the secret garden tour was sold out but we were able to purchase tickets when we arrive at the palace. During the fall they allow visitors to tour the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hermosamary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the few extra dollars to get the secret garden tour. Our guide Kim was awesome; she was funny and complimented our Korean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Monica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this much better than Gyeongbokgung, especially because of the Secret Garden tour. And I think it's just the right size to walk around and appreciate each structure.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank EveMonfort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In autumn, the palace is not as attractive as the best time to go there is late March (Spring time). The main reason for my going there in autumn is to visit firstly this palace and secondly the adjoining Changgyeonggung. From Insa-dong where I usually...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I concentrated on the Secret Garden. The stroll through it during autumn was really nice. After seeing one compound, they all started to look the same. I would have liked to have seen onsite guides as to what i'm looking at, i.e. living quarters, bedroom,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 November 2018|
Response from Lars S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are everywhere. I think I saw one just across the street from the entrance.
19 November 2018|
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Response from ggpernia | Reviewed this property |
Dear Kaysoekay. There are many of them around. Chosse one and once you are wearing your hanbon you can get your ticket for free! (^_^)
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30 October 2018|
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Response from Lars S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would go there on the specific day. Be there around 8.45. You will be able to get the tickets since not all of them are sold online. I had trouble booking online as well, but no problems at all on the specific day... More