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Seodaemun Prison History Hall

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Changdeokgung Palace

Both are highly recommended by writers. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly higher than Seodaemun Prison History Hall. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with praise from 6 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

Both are highly recommended by writers. On balance, Changdeokgung Palace ranks significantly higher than Seodaemun Prison History Hall. Changdeokgung Palace comes in at #1 in Seoul with praise from 6 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
82
#15 in Seoul
location

484 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-760, South Korea

endorsements
  • 3 endorsements
  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Located in Seodaemun Independence Park, this prison-turned-museum was built at the end of the Joseon Dynasty and used as a place to torture and kill Korean patriots of the independence movement. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Built in 1908, this one-time prison is a symbol of Japanese cruelty and oppression during their colonial rule of Korea from 1910 until 1945. Full Review →

  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    A chilling monument to Korean patriots who resisted the Japanese occupation.  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 →

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