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Deoksugung Palace
덕수궁

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Open Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-9:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 2 hours
Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Phone: +82-2-7719951

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Deju Palace is the only palace in Seoul, the only combination of Chinese and Western palaces, where you can enjoy the earliest Western architecture of Korea, the first Western architecture built in 1900. Gao Zong once drank coffee and relaxed, behind a narrow and long secret underground passage leading to the Russian mansion, which still exists. Stone-building halls and Jingguan shrines are the existing Western-style buildings in the Qingyun Palace, originally built by the British, belonging to British companies. Later, takamune moved his residence from the Russian residence to the official palace and used it as a palace until his death. The present stone museum is located in the East Museum of art, and the West Museum of art is located in the National Museum of modern art.

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Deoksugung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon dynasty. Built in the 15th century, the palace was inhabited by members of the Korean royal family all through the reign of Joseaon kings. Unfortunately, the Japanese destroyed most of the palatial complex when they invaded and colonized the Korean kingdom in the early years of the 20th century. But the government of Korea has restored the remaining buildings and now at least a third of the original structures retain their original splendor. The magnificent palace provides a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the royalty. The interiors of the palace are grand with whimsical stone sculptures dotting the landscape. Those interested in ceremonious display of pomp and grandeur can enjoy the changing of the guards ceremony held every weekend between 2:00 and 3:30 in the noon.
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