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Changgyeonggung Palace


Changgyeonggung Palace was built in 1483 by King Seongjong (the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty) to take care of the wives of the preceding kings. Compared to other palaces, the size of the palace is compact and simple. Changgyeonggung Palaceis connected with Changdeokgung Palace. It's located east of the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung, so it is also referred to as "Donggwol," the "East Palace."

Myeongjeongjeon is the main hall of the palace, where state affairs were held, such as meetings with officials and the reception of foreign envoys. In particular, Myeongjeongjeon represents an outstanding example of seventeenth century Joseon architectural style and is the oldest main hall of any palace. While visiting Changgyeonggung Palace, it is recommended you visit nearby Changdeokgung Palace as well.

Most of the palace buildings were destroyed by the Japanese during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. The main buildings such as Myeongjeongjeon, Munjeongjeon (council hall), Hwangyeongjeon (Hall), Inyangjeon (Hall), Gongsacheong, and Honghwamun (Gate) were rebuilt by King Gwanghaegun (the fifteenth king of the Joseon Dynasty). During the Japanese occupation, the Japanese built a zoo on the site and renamed the palace "Changgyeongwon," meaning "Changgyeong Garden." Since 1987, the palace has been reconstructed and now resembles its original form.

[Jan. 01, 2016 22:46  Input / Apr. 30, 2014 00:00  Publish]


• Address
03072  185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
• Phone
• Fax
• Website
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• Hours of Operation
Feb-May, Sep-Oct: 09:00~ 18:00
Jun-Aug: 09:00 ~ 18:30
Nov-Jan: 09:00 ~ 17:30
Ticket booth will close 1 hour prior to closing
• Holidays
Every Monday
• Baby Carriage Rentals
• Facilities for the Disabled

  Accessible Parking

  Accessible Information Centers & Services(Wheelchair rentals, etc.)

  Accessible Restrooms

• Fee
Adult (aged 19-64): 1,000 won
Youth (aged 7-18): 500 won

Groups of 10 or more, per person:
Adult (aged 19-64): 800 won
Youth (aged 7-18): 400 won

Combination Ticket (valid for three months provides entry to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine):
Adult: 10,000 won
Children: 5,000 won

Free Admission:
Children under 7 yrs. old
Senior Citizens older than 65 yrs. old

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Address 03072  185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Subway Line 4 Dongdaemun Stn. Exit 4
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Latest 5 reviews of Changgyeonggung Palace

5 2018-10-21 TravelingLia
A palace with less tourists than Gyeongbok Palace
*Fun fact: In line with steps to taint dignity of Korean people, during Japan's occupation in early 1900s, Japan turned this palace as a zoo. This place was later restored after liberation. A great...
5 2018-10-20 Gow
I went here in October and there was a holiday on at the time and lots of people, especially the girls were dressed in traditional costumes. Well worth visiting. Seoul is such a beautiful city
5 2018-10-14 Happiness824520
just love it
You should visit all the palace. all are special in there own way. Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung you shoud visit for sure
4 2018-10-14 Calvin C
My favorite palace
While this is the 4th most popular palace to visit in Seoul and not the most attractive, it is my favorite due to the attractive landscaped grounds and the peacefulness. Not many people visit here...
4 2018-09-27 Ong Z
Awesome day at the palace with HANNOK!!
Rented from HANBOKNAM (Korean Traditional Dress) The shop is messy due to the volume (tourists), but they do have a system and u must be comfortable gg through the process of picking, changing...