Changgyeonggung Palace

Changgyeonggung Palace is located in the heart of Seoul city, where the majestic atmosphere unique to the ancient palace and the rich nature are in harmony.

On the south side of Changgyeonggung Palace is Jongmyo Shrine, and on the west side is Changdeokgung Palace, which served as the detached palace of Gyeongbokgung Palace. A lot of domestic and foreign tourists visit throughout the year to enjoy the sites. 

Sejong, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty, was established in 1418 as a place where his father, Taejong, would spend calmly after abdication.

Changgyeonggung has certain features not found in other courts.

Old palace architecture has a certain principle that the gates of the court and the centrally located palace or temple must be built facing south.

However, Changgyeonggung is the only courthouse where the main gate, Honghwamun, and the main shrine, Myeongjeongjeon, are facing east.

Changgyeonggung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are adjacent, but the main gate is so far away that there is a connecting passage between each palace.

After purchasing a ticket for “Changdeokgung” at the ticket counter in front of the connecting passage, you can view “Changdeokgung” by presenting the ticket to the staff. (The holder of the integrated ticket does not need to purchase a ticket separately)

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