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Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-771-9951
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Description: This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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Lovely City Park/Palace - See the changing of the Guards

A modest price gets you into this lovely Park and Palace complex, has some old displays and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (If you like contemporary art). Preferring the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The changing of guards is the main attraction of this palace. Be sure to be on time to watch it and get a nice view. And you can have a picture with the guards after the event!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A modest price gets you into this lovely Park and Palace complex, has some old displays and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (If you like contemporary art). Preferring the historical background of the Palace, there isn't a large collection of buildings but the Palace building is impressive. At intervals during the day, there is a changing of the guard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Last month my mother and me visited the Deoksugung Palace.. It is a must visit as it provides us the opportunity to view how exactly were the Korean traditions, it's architectural and artistic excellence and definitely the warmth that it possess for tourists even today.. It has an art museum as well which is worth appreciating.. The most beautiful is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went in November and it was raining and cold. We were fortunate to arrive just in time for the changing of the guards. The experience was terrific and we took advantage of the photo op. We happened to take a tour earlier and had learned a lot about the significance of the architecture which made this tour more interesting... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

famous for it's stone wall, some building still under renovation. mixed of korean and western style buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were just in time to watch the changing of the guards ceremony. After the ceremony, there was a martial arts using sword display by 3 guards. Then we were allow to take photos with the guards in their colourful attires. It was an hour long event. Next we proceeded to visit the palace. As in the other palaces, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Palace itself is not that interesting, buildings that are empty of fixtures and fittings inside, not much to see, but the park is nice and there is a small cafe overlooking a lake. The changing of the guard is great - such colourful costumes, music and deliberate ceremony, we loved it!!! Over 65's get in for free and low... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a great time watching the changing of the guard Vermont that happens 3 times a day( 11,2 and 330). But remember to bring a hat on a sunny day as you will need to stand in the sun for thirty minutes. There is water, juice and dunkin donuts available just next to the entrance so don't worry about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stumbled upon the palace after seeing some other sites. Very cheap, very pretty and we even got to see a show of some sort, with people walking on ropes! Lots of fun! And the palace itself is nice, with beautiful grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came across this accidentally as we were walking from Namdaemun to city hall. Entrance fee was only 1$! My wife liked the handsome guard at the entrance :) (it's cool that you can take pictures together). Nowhere near as big as the main palace but beautiful and very well-maintained.

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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 in particular is a beautiful place for a stroll in spring and autumn.