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“Mixed feeling”

Changdeokgung Palace
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USD 40.00*
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Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Palgakjeong...
Ranked #14 of 836 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I went at 10 am and there were not a lot of people. The palace buildings are nice and there are some beautiful details. Some of the trees were blossoming which gave it a more picturesque aura.
When we tried to go to the Secret Garden we realised we can only visit with a tour. So be aware that you may have to wait for the next tour to get in.
The tour took 1h30m. If you are into tours than by all means wait and go. I did and sincerely regretted it. The tour doesn’t give you a lot of useful information and you also are not allowed to walk freely and admire what you want to look at.
I left the palace with mixed feelings.

Thank Paulo M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It’s big place and have to visit too many palace and historical place.. I recommend to visit in morning .. it close at 5

1  Thank aelkassem
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Go for guided huwon trip if you have ample time. It's very beautiful and tranquil. However, might be challenging for small kids or elderly as it involved quite a bit of walking.

Thank jiawen
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very huge palace! You can get lost walking around in here but it was so beautiful with lots of history. nice place to take pics!

1  Thank Aisha J
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Seoul and got advices to visit the old Kings palace.

Magnificent place for details different from one in Beijing with color ( green) and that there is more nature inside.

The best thing was the guard change: it happens .. every day 2 times

I tell you times soon

They follow traditional ceremony that tells loads about local ways.

Times:

Small one: 10:00 and 12:00
Big one 11:00 and 14:00

Cost incide is 3000 won .... but if you wears traditional outfit you can walk in for free.

So better find a shop and dress like local for a day.

2  Thank Kari K
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