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.
Changdeokgung 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.