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Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.

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Beautifully lit in the evening

Deoksugung palace is one of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. This palace is smaller than for instance Changdeokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, but... read more

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Leuven, Belgium
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Deoksugung palace is one of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. This palace is smaller than for instance Changdeokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, but really worth a visit. Entrance tickets are really cheap and the buildings on the palace grounds are an interesting mixture of Korean and Eastern style buildings. The Deoksugung palace is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I decided to visit this palace quite last minute and was impressed by the architecture inside it (East meets West). The change of guard ceremony was a lot more impressive than the one at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Don't miss it!

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a lovely, well maintained palace & grounds. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking around, looking at the different buildings as the grounds are large. Very serene and peaceful even though it's in the city centre. I went early in the morning and avoided the crowds so got some great photos.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last palace i visit when i in south korea and this palace near from Seoul City Hall you just need cross the street to go to Seoul City Hall

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is spotlessly clean, full of history, great palace and grounds. Takes a good 2 hours to do this properly. Great to see the changing of the guard and they are photo friendly, the cherry blossom was out. Had a coffee at a nice place inside. Well worth the walk.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It's not expensive for the ticket and you can walk around, enjoy the old Korean style palace. It took me just 20 minutes to see them all (as well as going to the toilet on the other side of the palace).

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Admission: 1,000 won The Palace: Originally built during the Joseon period, one of the historic palace. It is situation between modern buildings, interesting to see the old and the new in the same place. Beautiful architecture, great for photo opportunity. There is also a western style garden fountain, nice place to sit down, relax and enjoy the view. The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was our first Korean palace experience. We enjoyed walking around the grounds. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't very busy. I recommend adding this to your itinerary. Entrance fee is small and it's a great way to spend an hour or two.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

One of the palace in seoul. Located in city hall. They have a changing of guard ceremony every day. Entrance fee is 1000 krw.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I would do Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace first. If you are then still keen on yet another palace, Deoksugung is a good choice. Much smaller than the other palaces, it is rather more intimate and there are less tourists. Also, it has not been rebuilt so the atmosphere is more historic than at Gyeongbokgung.

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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.
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