Changdeokgung Palace

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  • Address: 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-27628261
  • Ticket Price: 3000 KRW
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture

Changdeokgung Palace - Review

Built in 1405, this palace has been the principal residence off many kings from the Joseon dynasty. The marriage of nature and architecture is a stunning sight at this palace. Many of the buildings here are hand painted. This palace was once burned down in 1592 when an angry mob vented its frustration over the absconding king during the Japanese invasion. Perhaps the most well known part of this palace is the Huwon or secret garden that was built during the reign of King Taejong. It is surrounded by gorgeous trees and fountains and is absolutely heavenly in all seasons, especially autumn.

The palace was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 and since then its popularity has only soared. Wear comfortable shoes as visiting this palace involves a lot of exploring! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.

Changdeokgung Palace Information

  • Online or on-site reservations (on a first-come, first served basis) are required for the Huwon Tour (Secret Garden area).

Changdeokgung Palace Ticket Prices


  • Adults (ages 25-64): 3,000 won / Group (over 10): 2,400 won
  • Children and Teenagers (ages 24 and under): Free

Huwon Tour (Secret Garden)

  • Adults (ages 19 and over): 5,000 won
  • Children and Teenagers (ages 7-18): 2,500 won
  • To participate in the Huwon tour, both regular admission (3,000 won) and admission to Huwon (5,000 won) must be purchased.
  • Seniors are required to purchase tickets to enter Huwon.
  • The following people may enter free of charge: Children (age 6 & below), people with disabilities.

Foreign Visitors

  • Adults (ages 19-64): Regular 3,000 won / Huwon 5,000 won
  • Children and Teenagers (ages 18 and under): Regular 1,500 won / Huwon 2,500 won
  • Group (over 10): 20% discount offered for regular tickets only.
  • Integrated admission is also available and may be purchased separately.

Changdeokgung Palace Hours

  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
  • Huwon Course (Guided Tour only)

How To reach Changdeokgung Palace by Public Transport

  • Nearest Subway: Anguk

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TripHobo Highlights for Changdeokgung Palace

  • Changdeokgung Palace Address: 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Changdeokgung Palace Contact Number: +82-27628261
  • Changdeokgung Palace Timing: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Changdeokgung Palace Price: 3000 KRW
  • Time required to visit Changdeokgung Palace: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Changdeokgung Palace

  • 95% of people who visit Seoul include Changdeokgung Palace in their plan

  • 60.85% of people start their Changdeokgung Palace visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Changdeokgung Palace

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

93.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Changdeokgung Palace

People normally club together The National Folk Museum Of Korea and Insadong while planning their visit to Changdeokgung Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Reviews

  • Fantastic traditional museum. You can walk around the expansive palace grounds. The last royal personnage lived within her chambers until her death. You can see some of her items on display in her quarters. Sometimes there is a concert showcasing the traditional musical instruments. If you cannot make the evening concert, you can probably catch the rehearsal mid-afternoon. The royal gardens are not free to enter and require another admission fee. But if you do pay, you can get a tour. They offer Korean and English tours. The small lake is quite pretty.

  • Great place to visit with lots of locals in traditional clothing :) be careful of the summer heat and align your visit hours accordingly, there are large outdoor areas. In the middle there is a tiny cafe which is a nice refresher while not disturbing the feel of the palace. It's also very near the other tourist attractions.

  • Nice place to visit. If you wear a Korean traditional costume “Hanbok”, the entrance is free ! Otherwise it will cost you 3000/person. Highly recommend the secret garden tour. It's the prettiest area. The landscaping is very pretty.

  • I visited during the hottest time of year, but the tour guide told us to visit during the fall or winter. I recommend getting a guide because you get to learn a lot about the history and the reasons behind each buildings! Very educational and beautiful!

  • It is a traditional korean palace. The entrance fee is 3,000원. There are a lot of traditional buildings and trees. I would recommend going here during spring or fall because in the summer there are not many places to rest. Also you can go to secret gardens for 1,000원 or another palace for 3,000원 but if you want to visit those as well I recommend buying ticket for the places you want to visit at once as there is a discount. I recommend going here when the weather is nice.

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