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Welcome to Changdeokgung


One of the 'Five Grand Palaces' built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, Changdeokgung is set within a large park in Jongno-gu and the whole complex has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Located east of Gyeongbok, Changdeokgung is also referred to as the East Palace. It was the favoured palace of many kings of the Joseon Dynasty and in accordance with the Three Kingdoms of Korea period, its buildings blend harmoniously with the natural landscape.

Information & Facts

3,000 Won (adults), 1,500 won (children). Access to the secret garden costs extra. Visitors can buy a combination ticket for 10,000 won which includes access to Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace (and secret garden), Changgyeong Palace, Deoksu Palace and
The official language is Korean.

South Korea's monetary unit is the won (KRW). Currency can be exchanged at most banks and at casinos, and travellers cheques cashed at authorised banks and hotels. Most merchants in the cities accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, but Koreans traditionally prefer cash. ATMs at banks are usually accessible only during banking hours, and instructions on the machines are generally only in Korean. Public ATMs at convenience stores and subway stations are generally available 24 hours. US Dollars are an accepted form of foreign currency and can be used as US Dollars in the areas around the American Military bases in South Korea.

Opening Times
9am to 6.30pm from April to October, 9am to 5.30pm from November to March. Closed on Mondays. Visitors can only view the palace complex as part of a guided tour. The English tours leave the ticket office at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily.
Local time is GMT +9.
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