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

  • Family tour in Korea
    This is a truly amazing place. It looks like the secret of Korea is held in this place. A must try to place to visit!!!
    평점:4 jabenz2019-01-16
  • Last day of a working trip
    Walked down from City Hall to visit, could have spent a lot more time wandering. Very enjoyable self tour well worth the modest fee.
    평점:5 XSKRSHOWN2019-01-14
  • The lesser known palace
    Seoul has quite a few palaces. Together with Changdeokgung this is the quieter one. From the backgate of Changdeokgung you walk seamlessy into Changgyeonggung. Because this palace was turned into a...
    평점:4 hankido2019-01-13
  • Lovely and beautiful place to see
    Certainly well worth the time to visit. Well developed site with good services. They even offer free tours. Particularly charming are the people who wander around in traditional clothes
    평점:4 RaggedBaggage2019-01-10
  • One of the most underrated palaces
    This one is definitely in my top 3 place you must visit if you’re ever in Seoul. I love this place so much! Even during winter, when everything looks gray, it still looks beautiful! It has this...
    평점:5 alinelunardy2019-01-09
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