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This was the first temple we visited in Seoul and really enjoyed it. It's a pleasant place to explore and its quiet, given it's located in the centre of the city. The architecture is lovely and tranquil. Do try and come both by day and...More
I think I might’ve missed the event. I only saw two guards at the gate and they look quiteordered. Enjoyed the visit and it’s nice grounds is that it’s under construction at the moment. Pretty buildings and peaceful
Didnt go into the Palace , but watched the changing of the guard at 11.00 hrs. Nice to watch with commentary in Korean, English and Chinese and Japanese.
Dont panic about trying to get a good close up picture of guards, at the end of...More
We had a private tour of this site and it was amazing. Beautiful buildings and gardens. The art gallery was the highlight with historical and modern Korean art on display. Nice to see original Korean artworks.
It’s smaller than Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and Changgyeongung but still interesting. The location is near the Seoul City Hall. The most interesting things are the changing guard time and palace festival (usually around May or October). But for the other months, it’s not that worth it...More
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
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.