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Deoksugung Palace

4.3/5272 Reviews
Palace

Business Hours

9:00-21:00, the last admission time is 20:00. Closed on Monday.

Address

99 Sejong-daero, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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About Deoksugung Palace

Deoksugung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon dynasty. Built in the 15th century, the palace was inhabited by members of the Korean royal family all through the reign of Joseaon kings. Unfortunately, the Japanese destroyed most of the palatial complex when they invaded and colonized the Korean kingdom in the early years of the 20th century. But the government of Korea has restored the remaining buildings and now at least a third of the original structures retain their original splendor. The magnificent palace provides a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the royalty. The interiors of the palace are grand with whimsical stone sculptures dotting the landscape. Those interested in ceremonious display of pomp and grandeur can enjoy the changing of the guards ceremony held every weekend between 2:00 and 3:30 in the noon.

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  • happy蒽蒽
    5.0

    Deshou Palace is the only one in many palaces in Seoul that combines East and West. Every day, 11:00, 14:00, 15:30 will be held at the main entrance of the first gatekeeper's post change ceremony. During the process, there will be explanations in English, Japanese and Chinese. After the ceremony, tourists can take photos at will, and staff will help take photos. Peripheral recommendation can see Deshou Palace Stone Wall Road, the street outside the South Wall, known as "100 beautiful streets in Korea" one of the tree-lined roads and stone walls into one, creating an antique flavor. Nearby is Seoul Square on the east, Seoul City Hall Building, Seoul Library, Qingxi Square on the northeast, Guanghua Gate Square, Zhendong Theater on the west, Seoul History Museum on the southwest, Seoul Municipal Art Museum on the south, Chongli Gate on the South and South Gate Market on the southeast.

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    5
    Reviewed on 1463137270000
  • royal_tian01
    5.0

    Deshou Palace is located in the busiest city center of Seoul. It is the residence of Chengzong brother of Korea. It was renamed Jingyun Palace and finally Deshou Palace. There are the earliest Western Style Stone Halls in Korea. Tickets here are very cheap 1000 won, of course, there is no way to compare with the Palace Museum in China. But it's worth seeing.

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    Reviewed on 1529936138000
  • 一瓶XO
    5.0

    Deshou Palace is a unique palace with modern and Western gardens, opposite the Seoul Municipal Government and the Seoul Museum of Art. There is a stone wall road in Deshou Palace. It is said that there are always businessmen with stalls on this side. It may be because of the weather. There are very few people and it is quiet. Deshou Palace is a lot worse than all kinds of palaces in Beijing, because the houses here are empty, and there is no place to put things, but this guard handover ceremony is worth seeing, a little interesting.

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    Reviewed on 1489850827000
  • E25****9940
    4.0

    I think this Palace is well kept. However there wasn't a lot to see . The garden felt very nature like birds chirping, cool and relaxing. However try to get there for the changing of the guards ceremony. If you are there for the 3.30pm , last show you can get a picture with 1 of the guards

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    0
    Reviewed on 1564656116000
  • aa-hu
    5.0

    Deshou Palace is located opposite the city hall. It is more unique and elegant in many Western-style buildings. Compared with Jingfu Palace, which has a large number of visitors, Deshou Palace has a small number of visitors. When walking in the open land covered with snow in front of the palaces, it always passes through the scene of "Golden Branch Wanting to Evil".

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    Reviewed on 1514626218000
  • blueriver1974
    5.0

    There are several famous palaces in Seoul, but Deshou Palace is my favorite, especially the back garden. It's a monument that has lasted for hundreds of years. Walking in the palace, you can experience the life of the Korean Royal family.

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    Reviewed on 1472379230000
  • geminilele
    5.0

    Deshou Palace is a palace that combines traditional architecture with Western architecture, which is different from other palaces. There are western buildings. There used to be the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, with the mound and the imperial dome. 11:00 will be in front of the Dahan Gate to change posts ceremony, 11:25 is the patrol ceremony, the team Wuhui has been on the road from Dahan Gate to Puxinge. It's more airy.

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    Reviewed on 1468249349000
  • Fringelady
    5.0

    In the afternoon, we arrived at the stone wall road beside Deshou Palace, which is also called Lover Road. It is said that many Korean couples like to walk on this quiet and beautiful road, from which the name of Lover's Road comes. In autumn, the colorful fallen leaves on this road add a romantic flavor to this road.

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    Reviewed on 1414339200000
  • E24****275
    5.0

    This mainly depends on the changing ceremony. The changing ceremony is quite spectacular, very special, and not disgusted. Before that, there was a good line up here to check the strategies. It seems that there are only two in a day. The demonstrating post doctor is quite interesting.

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    Reviewed on 1512650371000
  • m48****40
    5.0

    A Chinese-Western palace, located in the south of Guanghua Gate Square, has a ticket of 1000 Korean dollars. There are several job change ceremonies every day. I opened the door at 9 o'clock and played for an hour or so. There were not many tourists and nobody was in the background. There aren't many places to visit. If you have more time, you can browse around. It's also near Qingxi River.

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    Reviewed on 1474813500000
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