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Deoksugung

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120, South Korea
02-771-9951
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Ranked #37 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Liked this palace ... smaller, more interesting layout and of course the impressive changing of the guard ceremony. It also lies aside the new modern Western residence that the last King built in the early 1900's which we were told will be open to the public probably October this year. What makes this palace so intersting is that mix of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Since our kids are not really big fans of palace tours we opted to just time our visit to the Changing of the guards. It's a delight to watch as we were almost brought back in time with the display of guards in uniforms marching in front of the palace gates. There is also a tent across the gate which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A beautiful place to sit back and relax, but if you are after Temples and dont have much time in seoul I would not suggest this to be the best out of the lot Its a nice place to have a cold drink and read a book... (this temple is included in the 5 palaces in one ticket)

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is the only attraction that had an admission fee,,but there was little see.most of the buildings had been demolished,and those that remained had nothing in them.there was an art gallery which I was in and out of in 5 minutes.poor reward for a long walk on a hot day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went here at night so I missed all the guided tour. Comparing this palace to the other, it is relative small. If you are only going to one palace, I recommended you to go to the others first.

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

You will find almost nothing but empty palaces. The pattern is nice, but it's can be seen in other places in Korea. Ticket is cheap, just 1000 KRW, but really that cheap is not worth

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a very small property since much of the original Palace land has been sold off for development. The buildings that still exist are nice and there is an english brochure available for 500 won. Admission is only 1000 won for adults. The whole thing can be seen in under an hour. Inside the walls it is very peaceful,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Following our visit to Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, we had some time to visit Deoksugung. The history of this palace is covered extensively elsewhere, and all the practical information required is in the excellent KTO page http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264316 We bought an Integrated Ticket of Palaces which covers Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung and Jongmyo Shrine. This was excellent value at 10,000 won. After... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Deoksugung Palace is situated on a much smaller site than the other palaces in Seoul. It is confined in the city, almost surrounded by high rise buildings and roads with heavy traffic. Deoksugung Palace was used a home for the King when other royal palaces were burnt to the ground by the Japanese in the Colonial Period. In the current... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Small in size compared to the big and famous gyeongbokgung palace. Situated right next to the city hall metro station. Very convenient to reach. Had the modern art exhibition when I visited. But the guard changing ceremony is not to be missed. In fact can be better appreciated here, as crowd is less. If you reach early, can take photographs... More

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