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Changdeokgung Palace

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Deoksugung

Both Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung are rated very highly by professionals. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly better than Deoksugung. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at 92 with endorsements from 4 sources including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Both Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung are rated very highly by professionals. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly better than Deoksugung. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at 92 with endorsements from 4 sources including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Seoul
location

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

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The leafy gardens provide respite from the non-stop city beyond the walls. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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91
#3 in Seoul

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120, South Korea

  • 5 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    While in Seoul, stop by Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace, where you can see semi-daily changing of the guard ceremonies. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    An oasis in the heart of downtown Seoul. Originally built as a residence for the crown prince. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The smallest of the city's palaces... it is known for its stone wall and the walk along its outside. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Contains small gardens and ponds amid an extraordinary potpourri of contrasting architectural styles. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Deoksugung, a palace built in the 15C, provided sanctuary for the royal family on several occasions Full Review →

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