Location -140 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul
Take exit 4 at Anguk Station and turn left at the Japanese Embassy
Proceed 350m straight ahead towards Changdeok Palace
Turn right at the Changdeokgung Palace Hostel Korea Building B1
Changdeok Palace – A palace in harmony with nature
Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built in 1405. It was the principal palace for the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. It is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces.
The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden.
The rear garden was constructed during the reign of King Taejong and served as a resting place for the royal family. The most beautiful time to see the garden is during the fall when the autumn foliage is at its peak and the leaves have just started to fall.
Today it houses a number of cultural treasures, such as Injeongjeon Hall, Daejojeon Hall, Seonjeongjeon Hall, and Nakseonjae.
Changdeokgung Palace was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee in 1997.