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Changdeokgung Palace

99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
+82 2-762-8261
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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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“secret garden” (311 reviews)
“guided tour” (194 reviews)
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99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03072, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nicely preserved/renovated buildings, impressive from the outside but not too much left inside. While you are free to walk around in the palace grounds, the Secret Garden can only be visited with a guided tour (5000 W, ca 80 mind, 2-3 English language tours per...More

Thank trooper92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must join the secret garden tour. That will be more worth it. Love the scenery. East to book using their online reservation website.

Thank Claire7an
Reviewed 5 days ago

UNESCO registered Changdeok Palace as a World Heritage site. This proves so much. Garden tour is given exclusively, but, very easy to make a reservation. And I'm deadly serious, YOU SHOULD GO THERE. Each seasons has different colors and different points of attraction.

Thank Song Young Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the combination ticket, this palace is also nice to visit and imagine life at its richness during the Joseon period.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Palace is one of my favorite things in Seoul so far, It's very big and has so many things to see.

Thank Ahmed O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changdeokgung Palace is a beautiful heritage from Joseon Dynasty. There is a old, gigantic tree the garden which used to be the area for the kings to rest.

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changdeokgung is one of my highlights of my week long Seoul trip. Absolutely fabulous! We were lucky that our hanok host helped us prebook the Secret Garden Tour. I heard tickets are hard to get (especially during Autumn foliage season) and can get sold out...More

1  Thank nlaykhim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid the first 3000 Korean won for the main entrance admission. We explored a few areas, and found it a bit underwhelming because it kind of looks similar to Gyeongbokgung Palace. We then went on to the next area, the secret garden, where there...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace is my favourite palace between the other 3 palaces. The secret garden is so beautiful and enjoyable to see.

Thank Sani2907
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many thanks to my friend Soon Nam who suggested a visit to the palace as it was in Seoul city. Its easy to get to the Palace either by bus or taxi...for us tourists :-)) .. . I wanted to learn more about Korean people,...More

Thank dave w
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Madelyn G | Reviewed this property |
The Seoul Metro system (subway) is the best, most affordable and easiest way to get around. The machines to buy tickets offer English instructions and give change. ALSO, you will turn your ticket back in to a different... More
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8 August 2017|
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Response from vSeraphina | Reviewed this property |
There is a way to change the site's language to English, such that the pop up will also be in English.... but I forgot how. 😅 the server is currently down I think, just tried to load it on mobile but to no avail. If you... More
28 July 2017|
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Response from StanUP | Reviewed this property |
guided tour is free with different languages at certain time slots.