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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
View Website
• 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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TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler Rating4.5

Based on 605 Traveler

Latest 5 reviews of Changgyeonggung Palace

4 2018-08-04 ellygan
Worth the visit
We went here as part of the essential Seoul full day tour. The palace is well maintained. Watch the change of guards at 10 am.
4 2018-07-17 CHRISTOPHER M
large expance
This place has some very interesting style and the large expanse makes for a great stroll. I loved the detail work.
5 2018-07-08 TheFoodCritique
Great ancient palace to visit
Definitely worth the trip here as it is grand in size and offers a great park to walk around and some ancient royal buildings to look at. There is actually another palace attached to this one but it...
4 2018-07-01 doofvfood
Haunted by Prince Sado
Wanted to visit the palace as it was where Prince Sado was murdered by his father who made him climb into a rice casket where he was locked and starved to death over 8 days. His son who became King...
5 2018-06-28 Sahara_Caine
Korean History
When we got there it was very easy to get in and maps were readily available so that tourists could have an idea of the layout of the palace. It was clean, well kept and full of different...