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Deoksugung

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120, South Korea
02-771-9951
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Ranked #27 of 382 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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82 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Among all the palace this closed at 9pm the rest like Gyeonbokkyung,Changdeokgung,Changgyeonggung Palace all closed at 4.30pm a tourism hot spot yet closed at 4.30pm unbelievable.

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Seoul, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love the coziness that Deoksugung palace gives you. It's in the heart of the city but still peaceful and enjoyable if you want to get away from the busy city life. It also has old western style buildings in the back of the palace, very unique! +The guard cermony is a daily thing so you just have to time... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are many palaces in Seoul, but none are as quaint as Deoksugung. It's probably the smallest palace but they have a changing of the guard ceremony on the hour daily. What I like the most about this place is that it is smack in the middle of the city, so you can see Seoul's skyline at night as a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Cherry blossoms all around! Seriously one of the most beautiful parks/attractions I've been to. It's like a different world once you step into the gate (it's like in the middle of Seoul and it seems worlds apart with the serenity). Must-see if you visit Seoul. I think I paid something around $15-20 for it but it's worth it.

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

After you pay a small fee you can enter this huge park, during fall with nice yellow color of the leaves. You can spend hours in this park, but don't forget the watch the change of the guards. This park is opposite city hall. The Seoul city bus has a busstop here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Take the subway to City Hall Station (line 1,2), the palace is just beside the station. Nice to visit in the evening where the colors and breeze is wonderful..

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Shanghai, China
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73 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Definitely go visit and enjoy a pleasant couple of hours. Well kept grounds and lovely castle buildings. Beautiful autumn scenic views in the middle of the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful grounds. Had a very enjoyable time walking through. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Managed to catch the show and was really glad we made it. It s something different and interesting. The signs stated it would start at 2pm but the ceremony only started 230pm.there were photo opportunities with the guards in costumes before and after the ceremony.

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Greve, Denmark
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right across the large square from City Hall. Beautiful palace, as usual in Korea, very well maintained. A popular place with school children. So you get to see plenty of children, apart from the impressive palace.

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