Changdeokgung Palace

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  • Seoul City 1-Day Tour & Nanta Or Korean Folk Village Option

    1. Seoul City 1-Day Tour & Nanta Or Korean Folk Village Option

    Explore Korean history and culture with a knowledgeable local guide. Begin your tour from your hotel in the Seoul area between 8:00 AM and 9:20 AM. Stop first at Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea famous for being located in the center of the city. Enjoy the peaceful air of the temple before moving on to Gyeongbok Palace. Observe the Changing of the Guard Ceremony and explore the palace itself. Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Following a tour of the palace with your guide learning the history and secrets of this beautiful building, pass by the Presidential Blue House and walk to Cheongwadae Sarangchae. This historic center gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul. It ...

    Sharon was an amazing and funny guide. She explained everything thoroughly and made sure she answered any questions we’ve had. She also made sure to get me to the Nanta show on time.

  • Seoul: Dark Side of the City and Ghost Stories Walking Tour

    2. Seoul: Dark Side of the City and Ghost Stories Walking Tour

    Prepare yourself for the creepiest, historically accurate, and frighteningly bone-chilling tales. Korea has a unique history that will suck you in. You will see places where bloody massacres occurred. You will walk under a bridge that carries a dark sinister secret. You will encounter three of Seoul's five palaces and learn the secrets about one of them that even Seoulites do not know. Your tour will be led by a historian who will tell you the dark side of Korean history including Prince Suyang's slaughter of his nephew's men and the massacre at the site where Korea's first Western hospital was at. Tales in Japanese Colonial times will be shared while walking in royal palaces. The itinerary extends to other parts of Seoul such as Nagwon-dong and Chenggyecheon Stream. Hear modern urban legends, true crime events, and quirky secrets of buildings that the local government would prefer you ...

    We had a great experience with Shawn, he is very knowledgeable on Korean history and provides an in-depth and fun experience. Loved all the stories and history. Highly recommend. If you can go at the start of your trip, he makes excellent recommendations for things to do whilst in Seoul.

  • Seoul City Pass & Transportation Card with 100+ Attractions

    3. Seoul City Pass & Transportation Card with 100+ Attractions

    Customize your Seoul trip with a card that includes 34 of Seoul's biggest landmarks as well as a selection of historical, cultural and hallyu (Korean Wave) attractions. With just one card, you can visit 34 attractions which have been carefully selected by Seoul City. With the pass you will also enjoy discounts to a further 30 attractions. Moreover, travelers can use the pass as a transit card (T-money), charge it as much as needed, and pay for the subway, bus or taxi with convenience. About Discover Seoul Pass Free admission attractions : 34 locations (free one-time admission while the pass is active) 1. Seoul History : Gyeongbokgung Palace Changdeokgung Palace Deoksugung Palace Changgyeonggung Palace Jongmyo (Royal Shrine) Seodaemun Prison History Hall 2. Seoul Culture : Leeum Samsung Museum of Art National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum Kimchikan (Pulmuone) Sim...

  • Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    4. Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    Enjoy an afternoon outing that visits three main highlights of the city of Seoul! See the Changdeokgung Palace, the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, and the Namdaemun Traditional market with the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide! The tour's first stop is Changdeokgung Palace, the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. See the public palace area, a royal family residence building. Then visit the rear garden, a place of rest for the kings. The garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. Next, the tour will travel to the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market. Insadong has been at the heart of nation’s capital for 600 years and it was a cultural center during the Chosun Dynasty (1392...

    Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

  • Seoul: Zombie & Royal Dynasty Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

    5. Seoul: Zombie & Royal Dynasty Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Hanyang, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul while playing a zombie-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see beautiful palaces, and learn about the city’s fascinating royal dynasty history. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Avoid the zombies and follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Seoul. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Explore the Bukchon Hanok Village and admire traditional Korean architecture. Learn about how Joseon opened up to the outside world and began to modernize. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, th...

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What people are saying about Changdeokgung Palace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 110 reviews

It was an interesting experience and well worth the money. A great tour to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs, the guide I had was super friendly and spoke fluent English. She was able to deliver a informative history tour about the historical site and provided useful recommendations on where to find the best street food in the markets.

We had a great experience with Shawn, he is very knowledgeable on Korean history and provides an in-depth and fun experience. Loved all the stories and history. Highly recommend. If you can go at the start of your trip, he makes excellent recommendations for things to do whilst in Seoul.

Sharon was an amazing and funny guide. She explained everything thoroughly and made sure she answered any questions we’ve had. She also made sure to get me to the Nanta show on time.

Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

Erika was a lot of fun and the tour had some interesting things to see