Among the Korean palaces, Changdeokgung is known for its beautiful scenery.
It was erected in 1405 and played the role of the Main shrine for about 270 years.
It is well preserved and retains the taste of the time, and was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site due to its excellent arrangement of nature and architecture.
It is the only palace designated as a World Heritage Site among the ancient palaces in Seoul.
The highlights are divided into the areas centered on the main hall, Injeongjeon, and the surrounding area of the beautiful garden, Biwon.
Special interpreting services for foreigners such as English, Japanese and Chinese are available. Recommended for those who want to take a leisurely stroll while forgetting the hustle and bustle of the city.
In contrast to Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is highly efficient for government affairs, Changdeokgung Palace has buildings that are arranged along natural terrain, giving it an atypical beauty.
Above all, Biwon, a garden full of nature, is said to be the essence of Korean traditional gardens.
The area from the entrance to the area around the main hall “Injeongjeon” is called the “General viewing area”, and you can view it freely after purchasing a ticket.
The “Biwon Area” at the back of “Changdeokgung Palace” requires the purchase of a separate ticket, and is open to 100 visitors each time.
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