Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon

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Changdeokgung Palace
Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Changdeokgung Palace is a prime example of "pungsu," a style derived from the principles of Confucianism that harmoniously blends architecture with the surrounding landscape (a Korean version of Feng-shui). Changdeokgung was originally built in 1412 as a secondary palace to Gyeongbokgung. It eventually became the main seat of the Joseon Dynasty – Korea’s most celebrated empire – when it was rebuilt in 1610 after both palaces were destroyed in a Japanese invasion. One of the reasons the palace was so beloved was due to "Huwon," a landscaped garden of pavilions, ponds, and pagodas. The only way to see it is via the 90-minute Secret Garden Tour. It is well worth the extra fee to see the other 60 percent of the complex.
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99 Yulgok-ro, Gwonnong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3668-2300
Tue - Sun 9am - 5pm