Changdeokgung is known as one of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of Joseon Dynasty. Since it’s located east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung is also referred to as the East Palace. When you get there, you’re going to realize that it is a huge palace where the kings lived during Joseon period. It is surprising to see that they’ve been preserved for such a long time.
Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. They stated that it is an outstanding example of Far Eastern Palace architecture and garden design. I didn’t know this but portions of the palace were used to film the popular Korean drama ‘Dae Jang Geum’. It is absolutely beautiful that makes me feel proud that I’m Korean.
It says Jeonghwamun in Chinese which is one of the gates in Changdeokgung. You can always see a lot of visitors including foreigners. You can also see some of them in Hanbok.
This is one of the pavilions in the palace. I couldn’t remember the exact name so I looked it up. It’s probably Buyongjeong Pavilion.
It is magnificent. I always wonder how their lives could be in this place. It must have been really peaceful. You can see everyone is busy with taking pictures now.
During the fall season, it is colorful everywhere in the palace. They must be really good at preserving the shapes including its nature..
Please check the below for more information if you’re interested in visiting this place.
Address : 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Inquiries : 02-3668-2300
Open Hours : 09:00 ~ 18:00
Homepage : http://www.cdg.go.kr/default.jsp
Admission : Free