Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden 창덕궁과 후원
Feb-May, Sep-Oct: 9:00-18:00
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.
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
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:
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.
Secret Garden @ Changdeokgung Palace:
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