SOUTH KOREA | SEOUL - Changdeokgung Palace - Changyeonggung Palace - Deosukgung Palace

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click the ITINERARY on day 10 for guiding to :
창덕궁 / Changdeokgung Palace
창경궁 / Changgyeonggung Palace
덕수궁 / Deoksugung Palace

세울여행 | 10일

Thanks to the previous kindly host at Hanok Guesthouse 201, she gave me these combination tickets for visiting palaces except Changdeokgung so I only bought that. Those tickets were left by her previous guest. Anyway thank you^^ 

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Ticket for Changdeokgung 3000KW, the only ticket I bought.

Ohya~ Hanbok wearers are free to visit any palaces, therefore, I would recommend you to rent a hanbok for the day you visit palaces.
The price for hanbok is depended on each shop. Or you may check here for free hanbok.

Changdeokgung Palace 창덕궁

How to go :
exit 3 Anguk st, go straight for 5 min
exit 6/7 Jogno 3(sam)-ga st, go straight along Donghwamun-ro for 10 minutes.

the palaces main structures include Injeongmun GateInjeongjeon HallHuijeongdang HallDaejojeon Hall, Buyongji Pond, Nakseonjae Hall and Donhwamun Gate, exist in harmony with the natural environment.

Injeongmun Gate

Regular tour at 3000KW

Free interpretation :
English at 10:30am, 14:30pm
Chinese at 16:00pm

Huwon the secret garden tour at 5000KW

Free interpretation :
English at 11:30am, 14:30pm
Chinese at 12:30pm

If you would like to learn and comprehend the history behind the palace, I would suggest to come on time so u won't miss it.

Changdeokgung was contracted in 1945, the fifth year of King Tanjong (r. 1400 - 1418). It was the secondary palace of Gyeongbokgung, the main palace. All of the palace buildings were destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion in 1952.

Changdeokgung was restored in 1610 and served as the main palace for about 270 years until Gyeongbokgung was finally reconstructed in 1867. Changdeokgung is relatively well-preserved and is representative of Korean palace architecture.

When see a group of people with a guide, feel free to join them and walk behind them. The woman with red hat was the guide. Basically she explained every things. Otherwise you can walk freely and taking pictures. 

Beginning of spring~
flowers were started blooming

Travelling alone really quite challenging lol...

Injeongjeon Hall in Changdeokgung Palace

Injeongmun Gate

Second times I saw cherry blossoms but I didn't know the name though there are many of them.

So beautiful~
my list of seeing cherry blossom checklist
Though before going to Korea, I was worrying that I couldn't see them but thanks goodness.


Changgyeonggung 창경궁

How to go :
Exit 3 Anguk station, walk straight from the exit (east) along Yulgok-ro for about 1km, turn left (north) onto Changgyeonggung Palace, walk about 300m and the entrance is on the left.

Open hours :
9am - 6pm
closed on monday

Entrance fee for adult 1000KW,
free for Hanbok wearers

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Changgyeonggung Palace was built in 1484, the fifteen year of King Seongjong (r.1469-1494), as a residence for three dowager queens. It was destroyed by fire  during Japanese Invasion of 1952 and was restored in 1616 during the eighth year of King Gwanghaegun (r.1608-1623).

Many of the palace buildings were again destroyed by fire again in 1830, the thirtieth of King Sung (1800-1834) and then restored in 1834

During the Japanese occupation, the Japanese change the name of palace to Changgyeongwon, demoting it from gung (palace) to a won (park), to diminish the stature and authority of the Korean royal family.

They built public zoo and conservatory on the premises. From 1983 to 1986, the government removed the zoo and restored the palace to its original name, Changgyeonggung Palace

Deoksugung Palace 덕수궁 

How to go :
Exit 1, city hall station, go straight 100m to arrive at Daehanmun gate on the right or 5 minutes walk from Cheonggyecheon stream

Open 9am - 9pm
Closed on Monday

Guard exchanging shift ceremony time available at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm

I went there right in the middle of ceremony luckily I could see it the next one.

First time approaching a stranger to Snap a picture of me with the guard ahjussi before entering the palace^^ 

Deoksukgung was originally built as a residence for Prince Wolsan, the elder brother of King Seongjong (r.1469-1494)

After all other palace buildings were destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion in 1952, King Seonjo (r. 1567-1608)established a temporary residence here.

King Gwanghaegun (r.1608-1623), who succeeded King Seonjo, named the palace Gyeongungung in 1611.

King Indo (r. 1623-1649) held a coronation ceremony in Jeukjodang Hall in 1623.

It was here in 1897 that King Gojong proclaimed to the nation and the world the establishment of the "Great Han Empire".

The palace was renamed Deoksugung in 1907 when Emperor Sunjong ascended the throne, and it has been known by the name since then.

Seokjojeon Hall, built in 1910, is a Western style building used as an audience hall and sleeping quarters of King Gojong and later as an art museum. The architectural style is 19th century neoclassical, with ionic style colonnades, and a triangular roof. This is very unique to Korea and interesting compared to other buildings at Deoksugung.

Deoksukgong wall on the left corner, was a shooting location of Goblin where, Kim Shin first met Ji Eun Tak.

3:30pm, this time being a Kiasu (scare lose) person, went there early to reserved a good spot.

The ceremony really did impress me a lot.

Another touristy photo and 2nd time approaching a stranger (security staff). Luckily I was quick and alert. Once it being allowed to take photo with them, I was the first one therefore no any photobombs.

This is after a while and people were bombing every corners.

After that, chose KFC at nearby because was damn hungry lol because I only KimBap during the day.

Dinner with D oppa at Myeongdong for 감자탕 & 뽑기


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