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Deoksugung

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Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-771-9951
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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Changing of the guard is a must see!

The changing of the guard ceremony is a great show to observe. Colorful and musical, military precision and expressionless execution by the guard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Albany, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The changing of the guard ceremony is a great show to observe. Colorful and musical, military precision and expressionless execution by the guard.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Situated in City Hall station exit1 Area. An admission 1 Adult Fee it costs 1000 KRW ; The palace itself combined with Seoul National Museum building and the old Council parliamant which now transform a place to exhibit for Korean King's Western Resident style; There are many complex elegants room display such as Main Lobby hall; Bedroom; Library-Dining room etc.... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I found this place better, well during Autumn, among others. I guess each grand palaces has its own distinction. Deoksugung Palaces during Autumn flows with warm colors both inside and out. Though the place is not as big as Gyeongbokgung, you can just sit and relax while having coffee or a Korean ice cream,

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a very nice park to sit and walk in, and the added bonus are the palace buildings. This part of Seoul has limited green space left over, and it allows you (even in the winter) to sit in a bit of peace for as little as US$ 1. It has a number of nicer building to look at... More 

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Singapore
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Most hotels' concierge will tell you there's nothing much to see here. But this palace is quiet, has a mix of architecture styles and is quite interesting. Do not miss the changing of guards ceremony and check with hotel the timings especially during winter (if too cold, apparently there is no ceremony). In the Seokjojeon hall, there's an interesting guided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is a welcome experience to see the changing colors of autumn in parks and palaces and in areas surrounded by flowers and trees. One beautiful place to visit is Deoksugung palace. A very nice attraction in the middle of the city. We wanted to see the trees and the leaves and walk around the whole place and feel the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Seoul is a city full of palaces, and if you have limited time, is not easy to decide which one to go. Undoubtedly this was my favorite one. I felt this palace was the main intimate, it wasn't the biggest or with the lost impressive constructions but seemed a comfy place... To host modem buildings along with the historic sites,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This late 16th century palace (and its numerous reconstructions) really fail to impress. The park itself is lovely, at best, with a nice pond and fountain in its middle, but the palace is anything but unique. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art lies within the park, but it was being renovated while we visited in August, so we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 helpful votes 50 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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