{seoul} deoksugung: palace four

July 24, 2012

Deoksugung originally served as the home of Prince Wolsan, but then became a temporary palace when King Seonjo resided in the capital during the Japanese invasion. It was also the headquarters of the short-lived Han Empire. In 1897, it was officially designated as an imperial residence. Today, Deoksugung (once called Gyeongungung) is only one third the size it used to be thanks to modern-day expansion and population, but it still serves as a quiet retreat and park right in the heart of downtown Seoul complete with western buildings inside compound grounds.

Admission information
Adult/Child: 1,000/500
Open 09:00-21:00
Closed on Mondays
Free guided tours in English once a day
M Line 1, City Hall Station, Exit 2; M line 2, City Hall Station, Exit 12

A fourth royal palatial photo adventure:

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One Response to “{seoul} deoksugung: palace four”

  1. erj said

    wow so many palaces in seoul!

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