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Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)

  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)
  • Notices * Indoor viewing and docent service not available until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Address 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 중구 세종대로 99
  • Type Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-771-9951,
    +82-2-751-0734, +82-2-751-0753
  • Homepage www.deoksugung.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Registered as Historic Site No. 124, Deoksugung Palace was initially not a royal palace, but a residential home of Grand Prince Wolsan (1454-1488), the older brother of King Seongjong (1469-1494) of the Joseon dynasty. It wasn't until 1593 that the palace was used as a temporary palace of the royal family after their home was burned down during the Imjin War. King Seonjo also stayed at Deoksugung Palace after returning to the city. It became a proper palace when Gwanghaegun (1575-1641) ascended to the throne and gave this royal residence the name Gyeongungung Palace in 1611. Over the following decades, the palace alternated between being an official palace and a temporary residence. The name did not change officially to Deoksugung Palace, meaning the “palace of virtuous longevity,” until 1907. While the palace once encompassed a vast area with many buildings, the current palace grounds are just a small shadow of the prior splendor, with very few structures remaining.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 124 (Designated on January 18, 1963)

    Closed
    Mondays

    Operating Hours
    09:00-21:00
    * Last admission 1 hour before closing

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Admission Fees
    [Foreign Visitors]
    Individuals - Adults 1,000 won / Children 500 won
    Groups - Adults 800 won / Children 400 won

    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Children (ages 7-18)
    * Group: 10 people or more
    * Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 6 & younger), senior citizens (ages 65 & older), visitors wearing hanbok, all visitors on the last Wednesday of each month (Culture Day)

    [Combination Ticket for Palaces]
    - Sites: Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine
    - Fee: 10,000 won (Note, refund not available after using the ticket the first time)
    - Validity: Up to one month after purchase.

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