Changgyeonggung Palace

03072  185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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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.


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03072  185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Line 4 Dongdaemun Stn. Exit 4

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Latest 5 reviews of Changgyeonggung Palace

  • peaceful
    another nice traditional palace in Seoul. a nice history attached to the palace, typical korean style architecture, a very peaceful ambiance.
    평점:4 nuts_medico2019-03-19
  • In the middle of Seoul where new meets old.
    Make sure you see the changing of the guard in all its regalia. A memorable experience. Where comfortable shoes. .,
    평점:5 Mobius10532019-03-10
  • Beautiful!
    I love all the traditional palaces in Seoul. They are so beautiful and you can see how it was like before during the joseon times.
    평점:5 Milodecoco2019-02-28
  • Beautiful and quiet place!!
    Beautiful!!!! A quiet place, with a lot of history, where you can breathe a lot of peace, it has many typical constructions inside, a lake, a glass greenhouse very nice, it is worth visiting it!!! It...
    평점:5 Jaimont_0292019-02-12
  • spacious and interesting
    It is part of these spectacular palaces showing cold traditional architecture that are worth visiting.
    평점:5 sipivu2019-01-29
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