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Jogyesa Temple

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Changdeokgung Palace

Both Jogyesa Temple and Changdeokgung Palace are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly better than Jogyesa Temple. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with recommendations from 4 reviews such as Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both Jogyesa Temple and Changdeokgung Palace are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly better than Jogyesa Temple. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with recommendations from 4 reviews such as Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
80
#17 in Seoul
location

45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea

endorsements
  • 2 endorsements
  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The only major temple in the middle of Seoul, Jogyesa is at the center of Seon (Zen) Buddhism in Korea. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The focus of Jogye-sa is the giant wooden hall Daeungjeon, Seoul's largest Buddhist worship hall. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Seoul

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

  • 6 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • Read all reviews →
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