Visiting Deoksugung Palace only cost 1,000 Won. You can have two hours of fun for paying only 1,000 won, so let's get the tour started.
To the right is Seokjojeon
This was a resting area for King Gojong where he enjoyed coffee and listened to music.
Seoul’s Five Royal Palaces
[Changdeokgung], [Changgyeonggung], [Gyeongbokgung], [Gyeonghuigung]], [Deoksugung].
Ancestral rites were performed at Jongmyo Shrine, so it is quite plain, while Changgyeong and Changdeokgung Palaces are both beautiful. The Deoksugung Palace has the most charming Western ambiance.
Unlike other palaces, Deoksugung Palace features the Western-style architecture of Seokjojeon.
Crape myrtle trees
- Seokjojeon is a building designed by Englishman Harding and completed in 1909. It was built to be used as the office of Emperor Gojong and as a reception room for foreign envoys, but after the Japanese colonial period and liberation, it was also used as a national museum and palace relic exhibition hall. Since 2014, it has been remodeled into the Korean Empire History Museum and is welcoming visitors.
Reservations must be done online in advance to access the Seokjojeon. Next time, I will make a reservation in advance and visit Seokjojeon
You cannot enter Seokjojeon, but you can take photographs from the upper level.
The Seokjojeon in the center with the crape myrtle trees on both sides is magnificent.
I pass this palace every day, but I have never been inside. I am gradually becoming more aware of its beauty and I cannot believe that such a beautiful palace exists in downtown Seoul.
I came here to see the crepe myrtle tree, but it's beautiful no matter where you take photos.
In the summer of 2023, I made a trip to see the Deoksugung Palace and its stunning crape myrtle tree.
Address : 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-771-9951
Operation Hours : Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 - 21:00 (Monday closed)
Website : www.deoksugung.go.kr
Admission fee : 1,000 won
Writer : frangdas
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