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Changgyeonggung Palace

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Changdeokgung Palace

Both are rated very highly by experts. Overall, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly higher than Changgyeonggung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with praise from 6 reviews like Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Afar Magazine.

Both are rated very highly by experts. Overall, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly higher than Changgyeonggung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with praise from 6 reviews like Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
86
#8 in Seoul
location

185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Changgyeonggung stands out for its quiet beauty. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Various events (tea ceremonies, reenactments for the king's birthday, marriage ceremonies) are held at the palace on select weekend days. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    . The oldest surviving structure is the 15th-century Okcheongyo stone bridge over the stream by the main gate. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Not to be missed, particularly when the garden's cherry trees are in bloom. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Seoul

99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-360, South Korea

  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    If you only have time for one of Seoul's five palaces, Changdeokgung is the one to see. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, Changdeokgung's rear garden has remained a resting area for the royals since the time of King Taejong. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The beautiful main palace building, Injeong­jeon... sits in harmony with the paved courtyard, the open corridors and the trees behind it. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The beautiful main palace building of Changdeokgung sits in harmony with the paved courtyard, the open corridors and the trees behind it Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    A Unesco world heritage site, Changdeokgung was built in 1404 to house the royal family and remained a royal residence up until 1989 Full Review →

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