My visit: December 2, 2011
Day 5 (morning)
99 Yulgong- no,
April- October 9am- 6:30pm
November & March 9am- 5:30pm
Closed on Mondays
The Palace Admission:
The Secret Garden Admission:
No smoking and No pets allowed within the palace grounds.
Changdeok Palace literally means "Palace of Prospering Virtue". It is referred to as the East Palace because it is located at the east of Gyeongbok Palace.
It was the secondary palace of Gyeongbokgung, the main palace. All 5 palaces were destroyed by fire during Japanese invasion in 1592. It was restored in 1610 and served as the main palace when for about 270 years until Gyeongbokgung was finally reconstructed in 1868.- taken from back of the ticket
Injeongjeon (Main Hall)
Changdeokgung is one of the 5 Grand Palaces in Seoul built by Joseon Dynasty. The other four are Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung and Gyeonghuigung.
In 1997, Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as an "outstanding example of Far Eastern palace architecture and garden design- Wikipedia