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|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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I enjoyed a lovely afternoon spent touring this palace. I arrived just in time for the English tour- I highly recommend doing a tour, otherwise you will miss out on so much. Learning about the kings and queens who lived here was incredibly fascinating. The gardens were gorgeous and our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Come in the fall if you can while the leaves are changing.
It's amazing to have two palaces plus a secret garden tucked into the heart of a capital city. If you're interested in history, this is worth a visit. It's worth paying extra to do the secret garden tour. When we visited the garden tour didn't have any guides, which seemed to be the exception. For us, that was more fun as we could explore at our own pace. We didn't want to do this, but many people rented traditional Korean outfits and wore them while exploring the palace.
Lot of history. Weather was very cold 38 F - 3C . Requires lot of walking. ~ 2-3 hours required. Also visited Secret Garden guide walking tour. Worth visiting in Spring or Summer so you can see flowers.
Beautiful and peaceful (at least during the off season). Lovely place to walk through, learn history (English on most of the placards), and appreciate the space of history. I was glad I went the day after visiting the national history museum, as you'll recognize much of what you saw pictures of.
History and natural beauty all wrapped in one, made for a wonderful visit. Though the weather was cold (December) the views were still spectacular. The palace is not particularly stroller friendly but a smaller umbrella stroller would be just fine. If you have a chance to visit I highly recommend it.
Really enjoyed our visit here. Lovely buildings and the secret garden was fascinating too. Really want to come back and see it in the autumn now. Make sure you visit!!
The tour here is more organized because there are signs and directions. Some buildings are open for viewing through the door or windows. I was expecting that more people in Hanbok will be found here since it was the palace claimed as a National Heritage site. But I was disappointed.
Great place to visit! Although the time of the year I visited, the trees and flowers hasnt bloomed yet. Best to visit during Spring and Fall :)
Really great place. But be prepared to spend a lot of time. This place is massive. There is an entry fee but if you are into cosplaying you can rent traditional Korean outfit (don not get the shoulders, super uncomfortable) and then you get in for free. You still need to pay (5000won) to enter The Secret Garden. You can book guide in different languages. Overall a place worth visiting!!!
Beautiful palace with such rich history. And lots and lots to see!!! It’s amazing to think how this place was built. And all the little details that went into each piece. Nothing was too small to over look. And the secret garden tour is a must! From beautiful gardens to ponds to a little retreat area for the king. It’s such a shame that the Japanese saw fit to turn this place into a zoo. Tying to ruin it. But so glad that this place was restored once again despite Japanese efforts.
If you are visiting Seoul, I think it's a must see. All palaces will blur into one image if you do them in one day, but still worth visiting. If you like to dress up, this is a place to do so. Traditional korean dresses are rented in nearby shops and literally every other person is dressed :)
This is one of the first places you should visit when you are in Seoul. And the secret garden is beautiful. I recommend buy the general ticket first and after that the secret garden ticket
Beautiful palace with lots to explore. The secret garden covers most of the complex and is worth spending time to take a leisurely stroll.
I had never visited here when I used to live in Seoul when I was a kid. Came here for my kid to take a look at the place so that he could see a bit of Korean history. I think I enjoyed more than my son did actually. It is very relaxing place. However, the thought of the ruling/royal family enjoyed this much of the space while the ordinary citizens struggled everyday gave me a sick stomach, though.
This is my most favorite palace among all in Seoul. So beautiful and serene. The buildings are colorful and it also has Huwon Secret Garden. Our local guide was a junior high student who explained a lot of details regarding the palace so it helped me so much in understanding the palace.
Stepping unto the grounds surrounding Changdeokgung Palace will make you feel as if you have been transported back in time. I would suggest getting to the Palace earlier during your day, so as not to be surrounded by too many tourists and visitors. That way, you can immerse yourself in the calm environment and feel a sense of ease and serenity. It will just be you, the palace, and the few birds singing in the distance.
Great tourist attraction, to see the place where Kings and Queen walk the corridors, a small entrance fee is there at the time of review it was KRW 2000. There is souvenir shop and a canteen. Best time to visit is late afternoon and early evenings since there is little protection from sun in the summer. A must visit place for history lovers.
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Beautiful palaces and gorgeous park area. Had a great time wandering around. For a while you can forget you're in the heart of a major city with the quiet and peaceful atmosphere.