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Jeongdong Observatory

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Hidden gem near Deoksugung Palace

This is the observatory next to Deoksugung Palace. Not that many people know this place. It's great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seoul, South Korea
Beautiful Little Cafe With Magnificent Views of Seoul

This is a nice little spot on the 13th floor inside Seosomun building in downtown Seoul, that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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15, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu | Seosomun Annex 13F, Seoul 04515, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the observatory next to Deoksugung Palace. Not that many people know this place. It's great to look down the palace and Jongro District. How to get: It's on the 13th floor of City Hall Annex. After 3~5 min of the road on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little spot on the 13th floor inside Seosomun building in downtown Seoul, that is getting more popular as it gets known. When we went on a weekday afternoon about 1 plus pm, it was crowded with people who were there to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Onn11
Reviewed 16 September 2018

One of my Korean friends recommended me this place as I loved deoksugung it was so lovely there were no seats left by the window but when someone moved we got a spot, the girl serving the coffee was also lovely and the coffee was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank FayeLG97
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The observatory is open from 9 AM - 9 PM on weekdays, and 9 AM - 6 PM on weekends. We went out of Exit 1 of the Seoul City Hall Station, Line 1. With Deoksugung Palace on your right, follow the path on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Legopod
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This a small cafe that overlooks Deoksu Palace that I didn’t know about even after 14 years of living in Korea! Positives: 1) A great view of Deoksu Palace 2) Decent coffee 3) Close to the station Negatives: 1) The seats aren’t very comfortable 2)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This was such a wonderful find with a perfect view of modern and old Seoul at the same time. The coffee was also excellent and there are spaces to sit to enjoy the view whilst drinking coffee or to sit at around small table if...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TheAnticsofQ
Reviewed 26 January 2018

This place was on the 13th floor of an annex of the Seoul City Hall. I had originally read about a coffee shop with a view in Seoul City Hall, but couldn't find it. This place is not in the main part of the City...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank simonlukeholmes
Reviewed 10 December 2017

A good place to rest your feet after ambling about at Deoksugung Palace. Entry to the observatory is free, and you can unwind with a cup of coffee by the window, watching the world go by, and soaking in the great view of the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 253SA
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This place is on 13th floor of Seoul City Hall. Just next south to Deoksung Palace - it’s not inside of palace walls. Free entry and from 13th floor you will find affordable cafeteria. Easy to visit even for a short time. Nice view.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mannavelli
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Marvellous viewpoint overlooking the palace. Despite being free, not packed, although difficult to find (walk along the wall until you see the government building; door is on the right hand side of the building). Little signage in English so follow the locals. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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