Deoksugung
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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Neighbourhood: Jung-gu
How to get there
  • Gwanghwamun • 9 min walk
  • Euljiro 1-ga • 9 min walk
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  • michelle y
    Hong Kong, China77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palace right in the city
    We stayed in Myeondong and it was just a 15 minute walk away. Nice place to visit in the evening. Closes at 9pm. Entrance fee is only 1000 Won. Have some traditional architecture to look at. Some you peep inside. Not enough English description of what the different. buildings were. Overall, nice, quiet experience
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,857 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Deoksugung , also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea's royal family during the Joseon monarchy until the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910. It is one of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon dynasty and designated as a Historic Site.I stayed in Lotte Hotel Meyodong and this place to far and I came to discover it.It was nice visit. The fee around 8$.It was cool tour. But my daughter Tammy tired .not come with young kids.This place good .But,not from the Top attraction in Seoul.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Samuel W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deoksugung Palace Tour
    A worthy visit that cost only 1000 won. There are free guided English tours at 1045am (not sure about other timings). The tour ended around 1115 and we went to the Seokjojeon Hall for a tour at 1150 (max 20 pax so sign up early). The tour guide name is Jung (Oct 7th) and he was very engaging and patient in explaining everything! Good job!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 October 2023
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful palace and grounds
    This is a great place to downs some time in downtown Seoul. There are a number of impressive traditional buildings and lots of open space and blossom trees. There is also a small lake next to an art shop and cafe which offers great gifts, drinks and light bites and seating by the lake. The 1,000 won ticket price is more than reasonable.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Has other attractions inside the compound!
    I visited this attraction after my DMZ Tour Bus dropped me off across from it. Note that seniors can enter this attraction for free, just show your proof of age. There is a beautiful fountain at the center of the area. There are 3 buildings to visit here, my favorite one is the one that shows intricately embroidered panels. Took a lot of photos of the embroidered exhibits here. The other 2 buildings have their own exhibits. Feeling tired of walking, I simply took their pictures from outside.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 May 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I visited this attraction after my DMZ Tour Bus dropped me off across from it. Note that seniors can enter this attraction for free, just show your proof of age.

There is a beautiful fountain at the center of the area. There are 3 buildings to visit here, my favorite one is the one that shows intricately embroidered panels. Took a lot of photos of the embroidered exhibits here.

The other 2 buildings have their own exhibits. Feeling tired of walking, I simply took their pictures from outside.
Written 3 May 2024
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Hoadjie
Gisborne, Australia308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I really enjoyed walking around. The exhibition was also good. Not too busy so it's easy to get some nice photos as well. The Hanbok display was really nice
Written 2 May 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a great place to downs some time in downtown Seoul.

There are a number of impressive traditional buildings and lots of open space and blossom trees.

There is also a small lake next to an art shop and cafe which offers great gifts, drinks and light bites and seating by the lake.

The 1,000 won ticket price is more than reasonable.
Written 6 April 2024
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Samuel W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A worthy visit that cost only 1000 won. There are free guided English tours at 1045am (not sure about other timings). The tour ended around 1115 and we went to the Seokjojeon Hall for a tour at 1150 (max 20 pax so sign up early).

The tour guide name is Jung (Oct 7th) and he was very engaging and patient in explaining everything! Good job!
Written 6 October 2023
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Deoksugung , also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea's royal family during the Joseon monarchy until the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910. It is one of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon dynasty and designated as a Historic Site.I stayed in Lotte Hotel Meyodong and this place to far and I came to discover it.It was nice visit. The fee around 8$.It was cool tour. But my daughter Tammy
tired .not come with young kids.This place good .But,not from the Top attraction in Seoul.

Written 12 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

michelle y
Hong Kong, China77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We stayed in Myeondong and it was just a 15 minute walk away.
Nice place to visit in the evening. Closes at 9pm. Entrance fee is only 1000 Won.
Have some traditional architecture to look at. Some you peep inside.
Not enough English description of what the different. buildings were.
Overall, nice, quiet experience
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Deoksugung is one of five Joseon palaces in Seoul. It's located in the very city center, right across the City Hall. Likewise other 4 it is included in the "Royal Palace Pass" which I strongly suggest buying for as low as 10.000 Won (less than 8$) giving access to all of them.
Deoksugung palace complex consists of several palaces and is younger than others, being built in early 17 century and lasted until Japanese occupation in 1910 when it was pretty much damaged. Apart from that, complex has a very nice garden and fountain area.
Deoksugung is the only palace complex in Seoul open until 9 PM, so I suggest coming an hour earlier to experience the night mode of this beauty.
Written 8 May 2023
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KTandP
Hong Kong, China113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful place to visit! Especially in the spring with the cherry blossom, forsythia and azaleas in bloom. The buildings are beautiful and in the middle of the city there is a sense of space. It’s so easy to access as well - right at City Hall. Worth a visit.
Written 2 April 2023
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Trekker2024
Madrid, Spain2,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
This smaller palace and the grounds around are very beautiful and easier to cover than the larger Gyeongbokgung Palace. It has been carefully restored and it is very well taken care of. I visited on a Sunday afternoon and while there were many people, it did not feel crowded. If pressed for time, I highly suggest visiting this palace to get a taste of the magnificent architectural styles of the Korean Peninsula.
Written 27 December 2022
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Ronald C
Manila, Philippines145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I guess this is one of the less visited palaces of Seoul near City Hall. But nevertheless, it is beautiful. The walls are where most KDramas were shot.
Written 7 December 2022
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