SEOUL | Changdeokgung 창덕궁

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According to the guidebook we picked up at the travel fair prior to our trip, Changdeokgung is the most scenic – out of the 5 grand palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty – during fall. For that reason, we ended up at its ticket office on our second day in Seoul. There were a number of visitors at the Donhwamun Gate, or the main gate, when we arrived, but the crowd thinned as we wandered further into the palace, making our walk a rather pleasant one.

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Changdeokgung  is the second palace to be built, after Gyeongbokgung in 1395, and served as one of the residences for the royal family. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. As described in online guides, the architecture of Changdeokgung was neither majestic nor imposing, but charming nonetheless for its simplicity, and ecological and historical significance. More about the palace’s Secret Garden in the next post.

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8 thoughts on “SEOUL | Changdeokgung 창덕궁

  1. Seoul looks quite amazing. I really hope I get the chance to drop by there sometime. So many places to go, so little time 😦 (Or rather, too much boring things keep me occupied)

    • There’s a lot more to s korea that I would like to see. The country has so much more to offer in terms of natural landcape tt I can’t wait to return.

      I hope you find time to go places!

  2. Once again, the combination of colours of the natural elements and the architectural elements is so striking – I love this series!

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