"Changgyeonggung Palace (East Palace)" Changgyeonggung Palace Tip by sunnywong

Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul: 37 reviews and 75 photos


It was also called Donggung, or East Palace. During the colonial period, the Japanese once used Changgyeonggung Palace as an amusement park complete with a zoo, a botanical garden and recreational facilities during the colonial rule. Later the Korean government moved the zoo and recreational facilities to the newly built Seoul Grand Park and today only the botanical garden remains.

Because this palace is connected with Jongmyo Royal Shrine by a footbridge, visitors can enjoy both the palace and the shrine with just one ticket. Various traditional cultural events such as a reenactment of the civil service examination and a royal carriage parade are held every spring and fall.

Address: 2-1 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: Transportation: Hyehwa Station of Line 4, and a 10-minute walk
othercontact: Admission. Closed: Tuesdays
Phone: +82 2-762-4868
Website: http://english.cha.go.kr/english/new/index.action

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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