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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
Seodaemun
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+82 2-771-9951
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For a small area the site has a surprisingly large number of interesting building to visit and at night they are beautifully lit.

Thank ewf12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Margareth T
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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.

Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Thank Sanna2888
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Something is different here ! The architecture style first, there is 2 building were build on European touch And there is one beautiful museum ! On extra fees of course Second thing, the guard ceremony Superb ! On Morning it s around 11 am !...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Compared to the other palaces this one has little to offer. As there are just a few buildings where you can walk around and look less impressive compared to others.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited as we had a little time and were in the area. It is cheap to visit, but there isnt much to see compared to the other palaces. The changing of the guard ceremony is fun to watch and there is an explanation of...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Although smaller than the other palaces this place is packed with charm. The changing of the guards happens a few times in the day (I went at 11) and they allow photos up close with them at the end of the ceremony. Buy yourself a...More

Thank vikki1702
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Deoksungung palace is a must to visit if you come to Seoul. Read little bit of history about the place that it will be easy for you to understand the details when you visit. Wear comfortable dress and shoes that you will need to walk...More

Thank Klaithem S
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Seodaemun
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
...More
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Katherine Y
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
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
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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.
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the entrance fee is 1000 won
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