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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Korea is rich in its history, this is just one of the many palaces to visit. The recent Goblin drama was flimed outside the walls of this palace too :)

Thank vyv2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the corner of Seoul's busiest downtown intersection, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant stone wall road. It is also the only palace that sits along side a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. The...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller palace and area. Very pretty if you want a smaller experience than Gyeongbokdung palace.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this palace during a bright sunny day. Encountered some outdoor traditional Korean entertainment during our visit. It was a great experience! On the good side of this visit is that the entrance fee is waived for foreigners and we could go back as...More

Thank LeeSangWoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited many similar palaces all over the city where there were hundreds of people rushing about. This palace was different because it is smaller, less visited, and peaceful. A great place to visit in the evening. Trees were blooming as well. Very cheap to...More

Thank ClemsunTiger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a few days in the Plaza hotel which is just in front Deoksugung and was curious to know what is inside Entrance fee is quite affordable and you get a decent guide for the different buildings, however personally I enjoyed much more relaxing...More

Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace was not too large, in compared with Gyeongbukgung or Changdeokgung, but it was easier to find as it was right out City Hall station and opposite the City Hall of Seoul. Half of the palace was as traditional as other palaces in Korea,...More

Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is an absolute must when in Seoul. The walk in the park is refreshing and some of the temples/palaces are dating back two centuries ago. There are also some newer building that have been added in recent times.

1  Thank marc_martin
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Deoksugung Palace is a relatively modern royal palace closely associated with King Gojong under oppression by Japanese rulers. The palace has classy buildings and ground as well as wooded areas. Although this palace is not as popular with foreign tourists as Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung...More

Thank Jae L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

It's one of those smaller palaces but nice to visit and get your photo-ops. Go buy the Palace all-in ticket at KW10000. It's worth it!

Thank coriks65
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