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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small place which only takes half an our or so to walk around. Not much to see inside. The main attraction is the changing of the guard ceremony. It was excellent. Lots of interesting uniforms to look at and excellent drummers.

Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Deoksugung is a lot smaller than the other Seoul palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung) but it's still worth visiting. It's much more quiet and offers a break from the city on a hot day. Take you time and sit around for awhile, observing locals and enjoying the...More

Thank Sanna2888
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Something is different here ! The architecture style first, there is 2 building were build on European touch And there is one beautiful museum ! On extra fees of course Second thing, the guard ceremony Superb ! On Morning it s around 11 am !...More

1  Thank ksarman
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Compared to the other palaces this one has little to offer. As there are just a few buildings where you can walk around and look less impressive compared to others.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited as we had a little time and were in the area. It is cheap to visit, but there isnt much to see compared to the other palaces. The changing of the guard ceremony is fun to watch and there is an explanation of...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Although smaller than the other palaces this place is packed with charm. The changing of the guards happens a few times in the day (I went at 11) and they allow photos up close with them at the end of the ceremony. Buy yourself a...More

Thank vikki1702
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Deoksungung palace is a must to visit if you come to Seoul. Read little bit of history about the place that it will be easy for you to understand the details when you visit. Wear comfortable dress and shoes that you will need to walk...More

Thank Klaithem S
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to arrive just as one of the guard changing events was happening at the gates. Very colourful though take the authenticity with a pinch of salt - one of the 'guards' with moustache and pointy beard was definitely a woman Inside it...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The palace is not as big as the rest of the other palace around Seoul but the highlight is the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony that is showcase to tourist every day except Monday at 2 different timing (10am and 1pm). One can even take pictures...More

1  Thank Charlotte Celes... L
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Deoksugung palace is very interesting palace for me. Beside the location that in the middle of the city and just next to city hall. the palace was very easy to reach. This palace also smaller than the other two I've been visited. But its nice...More

1  Thank Filistian 2
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Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
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Katherine Y
14 November 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
I am assuming that you are in transit at Incheon Airport. It may be best to do a transit tour. Even though they are advertised as free, lunch and entrance fees to attractions are not included. Tours are between 1-5 hours and... More
27 September 2015|
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Response from savvyworldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes & if you get there early & go through the gates & onto the palace grounds, you'll see the guards marching in their colorful costumes through the grounds & through the gate, which is a nice sight in & of itself.
7 September 2015|
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Response from CSpezza | Reviewed this property |
the entrance fee is 1000 won