Changdeokgung Palace | Jongno-gu, Seoul

Changdeokgung Palace | Jongno-gu, Seoul

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Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace, located near Jongmyo Shrine, was built in 1405 by King Taejong. The palace both housed the royal family and was used as a meeting place for kings and their ministers to discuss state affairs. The Palace covers an area of about 462,000 m². Inside the grounds, you’ll find the famous Secret Garden which accounts for two-thirds of the total palace. Since 1997, the Changdeokgung Palace was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage property. changdeokgung palace


Since the palace doesn’t allow individual visitors anymore, you have to book in advance to visit. Please refer to the link here for booking.

How to get there

Ten minutes on foot from exit 6 of Jongro3ga station (line 1,3,5), five minutes on foot from exit 3 of Ahngook station (line3).