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Deoksugung Palace

280 Reviews
Liked by 25
Closed Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-9:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82-2-7719951

What people are saying:

I think this Palace is well kept. However there wasn't a lot to see . The garden felt very nature like birds chirping, cool and relaxing. However try to get there for the changing of the guards ceremony. If you are there for the 3.30pm , last show you can get a picture with 1 of the guards

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  • CanisHan
    Guri, South Korea

    One of beautiful palace in Seoul

    C ( 20.12.16 ) There was one of Choseon's palace in Seoul and located near City Hall Station. There had some Choseon's style palace and modern architecture. There was good to walk with old atmospher...

    Reviewed on /Date(1608478792000+0800)/
  • 590jhl

    Easy to access from City Hall

    Locating before City Hall, this place is easy to access comparing to other palaces of Seoul. With only 1,000 won, you can experience minor version of Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung. Good place to take...

    Reviewed on /Date(1588880789000+0800)/
  • Diviva
    Siem Reap

    Small City Palace, Great for Visit if one is short in time

    A small palace compared to that of Gyeongbukgung and Changdeokgung. This palace is perfect for those who wanted to visit one but do not have much time. The palace allows visitors to understand the anc...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583325582000+0800)/
  • katfuz
    All Over...

    My favorite Palace

    This is probably one of my most favorite Palace in Seoul, definitely in the top three. It seems like it lies in the center of Seoul the way it is positioned surrounded by modern architecture of Seoul,...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581434762000+0800)/
  • Culinary-Consultants
    Venice, Italy

    Love of Beauty is Taste. The Creation of Beauty is Art.

    There is a common believe that most South Korean Temples look pretty much alike and that is an undeniable truth. Nonetheless there is a hidden differential beauty on each one of them. Here at this tem...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580287986000+0800)/

Additional Information


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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