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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul

4.5
#1 of 623 in Parks in South Korea
World heritage site · Architectural Building · Garden
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace represents the main palace of Joseon Dynasty's kings, which shelters lotus ponds, pavilions, and some 300-year-old trees. Established in 1395, the palace compound contains a royal family residence, a public area, and a secret garden, as well as other simplistic elements dating back to the period of Three Kingdoms. Go on a tour to explore the harmonious palace and its halls, which were purposely constructed and designed by implementing feng shui principles and Confucian ideology. You'll also find snack bars, shaded rest areas, and benches here. Make Changdeokgung Palace part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul trip builder website.
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  • This palace was visually stunning. The Huwon tour (Secret Garden) was awesome. I visited in December, and there was an otherworldly quality walking through the garden with ice on the ponds and a...  more »
  • I think this palace is so gorgeous and beautiful palace. Of course, the significance is somewhat worse than Gyeongbokgung (in my opinion) but the gorgeousness was better. The experiences were so...  more »
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  • One of many historical sites, offering such interesting experience of Koreas history. A place of beauty and serenity, humbling an open mind. Go there!
  • Magnificent place. A grand garden in the middle of the city. A perfect place to walk through for people who enjoy nature and relaxing atmosphere. Wear sneakers as it promises a long journey on foot.
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