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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

4 2018-05-17 yipjcs88
Lovely palace
The palace is right next to Changdeokgung hence it is very convenient. It has some cherry blossom trees as well, although not as beautiful as those in Changdeokgung. At the rear there is a large pond...
4 2018-05-05 Acineto
Old Architecture
Entered from the back through the entrance to Changdeokgung. We didn't have to pay an entry fee since we had the Discover Seoul pass. The palace area is smaller than both Changdeokgung and...
5 2018-05-05 Alex L
Relaxing and away from shopping complex
Relaxing and enjoying the wood, flower, and sunny day, thanks God as it was rainy day before. just one to two hours walking around the palace, although not many features to see as in a museum...
5 2018-04-27 Ebrulee
What a fantastic Palace!
This Palace is very close to King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sunshin's Monument. And this Palace's Guards show is so amazing!
5 2018-04-26 Patt P
Nice nice view
I have been there in April. The weather is cool but nice. The palace is filled with blooming Sakura which is awsome. You have to spare 3-4 hrs if want to visit throughly. Require a very long walk...