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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.
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
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
On Morning it s around 11 am !...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
in particular is a beautiful place for a stroll in spring and autumn.
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
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 there are english speaking guides. There is sometimes a small contribution charged depending on the tour e.g US$10. This is a safe option without the hassle of trying to understand local transport, and on return to incheon airport there is lots to do including a cinema which offers children's movies in english.
The tour desks may be found at the Incheon Airport; 2F: in front of gates 25 and 29 - 1F: desks 41 and 42 ‘Hana Tour’ in front of gate 8
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.