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Changdeokgung Palace
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US$40.00*
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Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Palgakjeong...
Ranked #16 of 847 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

beautiful building and charming pictures..must visit for first time visitors. many Koreans with traditional dresses.nice view.

Thank nuts_medico
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Most palaces in Seoul look alike. Although lacking the grandeur of Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung boasts of being the most recent palace to actually have been used and of having a huge garden (forest, actually) right behind it.

If you only have one palace to visit, I'd recommend Gyeongbokgung -- unless it's in the fall. They say the Secret Garden is the most beautiful during that time.

TIP: Those who wear hanbok can enter the palace free. You can also avail of the Royal Palace Pass for 10,000 won that gives you free entrance to 5 palaces (including the Secret Garden).

1  Thank cobbdouglas
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Reviewed 5 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 4 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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