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Changdeokgung Palace

Built in 1405 by King Taejong, Changdeokgung Palace was designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment. While much of the complex was destroyed by fire in the Japanese invasion in 1592, it was rebuilt in 1609 and has since been restored to its original splendor. The main palace of Gyeongbokgung was also destroyed in 1593, and for 300 years beginning in 1609, Changdeokgung served as the seat of power while Gyeongbokgung was being rebuilt. It served as the seat of royalty again in 1907 by King Sunjong, the last king of Korea.

UNESCO designated Changdeokgung Palace a World Heritage site in 1997 for its unique palace architecture. It’s the best preserved of Seoul’s five remaining Joseon palaces, with the royal family residences, public area and gardens open to visitors.

The palace is beautiful throughout the year, but the trees of the extensive gardens become extremely picturesque in autumn when their leaves turn shades of yellow and red. One of the trees has been standing in the garden for over 300 years.

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Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul, Seoul, null
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Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul

4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Spend your morning at two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Seoul with a local guide. This 3.5-hour coach tour reveals the highlights of Changdeokgung Palace, a ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This small group journey will start with Jogyesa, the center of Buddhism in Seoul where you can see locust trees and baeksong trees in front of Jogyesa ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.00
Morning Seoul City Bike Tour, Seoul, Full-day Tours
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Morning Seoul City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Escape the crowded hubbub of busy car-filled streets as you make your way through the capital of South Korea on paved bike paths. Ride on 2 wheels from Hongik ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Palgakjeong, Changdeokgug and Namdaemun Market, Seoul, Bike & ... 
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Seoul Afternoon Tour Including Palgakjeong, Changdeokgug and Namdaemun Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy this half-day afternoon tour of Seoul, which will introduce you to the Bukak Skyway and Palgakjeong, Changdeokgung palace before stopping at the Insadong ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Afternoon Seoul City Bike Tour, Seoul, Cultural Tours
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Afternoon Seoul City Bike Tour

Leave the busy car-filled streets behind as you make your way through the capital of South Korea on paved bike paths. Ride on 2 wheels from the vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul, Seoul, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Have you ever visited any world cultural heritage before? Luckily there are lots of world cultural heritage places in Korea. After joining this tour you will ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, Cultural Tours
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Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace

Enjoy this morning half-day tour that will introduce you to the historical heritage of Seoul. Visit the famous Bukchon Cultural Center, Changdeokgung Palace ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Small-Group Afternoon Seoul Tour, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Afternoon Seoul Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This afternoon tour is a excellent way to introduce yourself to Korea and Korean history. The first stop is at Changdeok Palace. This 16th century structure is ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Small-Group Morning Tour of Seoul, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Morning Tour of Seoul

3 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

Even if you are not interested in history you could join this comprehensive 4-hour tour by bus/coach. Both the Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Half-Day Afternoon Tour of Seoul Including Dinner, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Half-Day Afternoon Tour of Seoul Including Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy this half-day afternoon tour of Seoul, highlights of which include: Bukchon Hanok Village, Naksan park, Changdeokgung Palace and two delicious food stops ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

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