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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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This mid-15th-century palace houses the Royal Museum.
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519, South Korea
+82 2-771-9951
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique palace on its own, Deoksugung palace shows us a glimpse of how the old and new could co-exist together. Entry free is only 1000krw, however you could purchase the combination ticket at 10000 krw (if you plan to visit all the palaces including...More

Thank Mimi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful palace and nice scenery just at city hall station. Take a walk to rest your eyes from all the commercial signs. The palace still in good shape, probably was rebuild just like other palace. If you looking for unique photos, consider the external wall...More

Thank Santhiti T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deoksugung Palace is a very unique place to visit for me. On one hand you have a great historical site and just beyond the walls of the palace is the ultra-modern Seoul City Hall and large hotels towering into the sky. The palace itself is...More

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 25 December 2017

This is a very unique palace to visit because you see many types of palaces in one place. I recommend it to everyone!

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

It was Sunday, a quick explore to Seoul Cityhall area landed us at this palace. We had a free english tour by youth professionals offering a good explanation of the palace. Only available on weekends. Look out for them dressed in orange.

Thank JasonKaiLim
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Part of your combination ticket, this palace is similar to the others (closed Mondays). Dunkin' Donuts is next door if you are cold and need a coffee to warm up.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite palaces in Seoul. I like that the palace is surrounded by modern buildings. It’s like a little part of history in the city. The changing of the guard ceremony is really cool too.

Thank nickis89
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice and historical temple. Many things to see and nice areas to just walk around in. Definitely a must when you visit Seoul.

Thank LarsIngarogKaroline
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Another majestic palace in the middle of the bustling Seoul. These palaces are close to each other and it's all worth seeing!

Thank KathelijneH
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The Deoksugung Palace was the home of the king of the Joseon Dynasty and was used as a residence of Emperor Sunjung right up until his death in 1919. The imperial buildings have been restored to their former glory and gardens that are well maintained....More

1  Thank Jay M
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
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Katherine Y
14 November 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
I am assuming that you are in transit at Incheon Airport. It may be best to do a transit tour. Even though they are advertised as free, lunch and entrance fees to attractions are not included. Tours are between 1-5 hours and... More
27 September 2015|
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Response from savvyworldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes & if you get there early & go through the gates & onto the palace grounds, you'll see the guards marching in their colorful costumes through the grounds & through the gate, which is a nice sight in & of itself.
7 September 2015|
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Response from CSpezza | Reviewed this property |
the entrance fee is 1000 won