Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden 창덕궁과 후원

서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99 (와룡동) | 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Feb-May, Sep-Oct: 9:00-18:00

Jun-Aug: 9:00-18:30

Nov-Jan: 9.00-17:30

Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

Closed on Mondays

  • General Tours (Building Area): English (10:15, 13:15) / Chinese (10:00. 16:00). 1 hr.

  • Secret Garden Guided Tours (required for Secret Garden entry), 1.5 hrs:

​English - (Feb-Nov 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30 | Dec-Jan 10:30, 11:30, 14:30).

Chinese - (12:30).

100 tickets available for each tour. 50 tickets available onsite and 50 tickets available for online reservation (no payment required) on official website from 6 days in advance.

Changdeokgung Palace:

Adult (age 19-64): 3,000 won, Child (age 7-18): 1,500 won, Child (under 7) / Senior (over 65) / Wearing Hanbok (traditional korean clothes) / Culture Day (last Wednesdays of every month): Free

Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden (Huwon) Tour:

Adult (age 19-64): 8,000 won, Senior (over 65): 5,000 won, Child (age 7-18): 4,000 won

Combination Ticket:

Adult: 10,000 won, child: 5,000 won to 4 palaces (Changdeokgung incl. Secret Garden, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung) and Jongmyo Shrine. 3 months validity.

Entry to Secret Garden can be reserved online via official website or exchanged for voucher at the ticket office, subject to availability.

  • Anguk Station (line 3, exit 3). 6 mins walk.

  • Jongno 3-ga Station (line 1, 3 or 5, exit 6). 10 mins walk

The Changdeokgung Palace is one of the most well-preserved royal palaces from the Joseon Dynasty.

 

It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 and regarded as a Korean palace architecture masterpiece with buildings in perfect harmony with nature.

Cherry Blossoms in Spring:

Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden - Cherry Blossom in Spring & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden - Cherry Blossom in Spring & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Kings and their ministers discussed state affairs at Changdeokgung Palace and residence of the royal family. It was built in 1405 by King Taejong, the third ruler of Joseon and the first palace to be rebuilt in 1610 after the Japanese invasion in 1592. 

Autumn Foliage:

Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden - Autumn Foliage & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden - Autumn Foliage & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

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Getting to Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea
Map of Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden | Seoul, South Korea

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