Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon Secret Garden

Changdeokgung Palace was the second palace to be built shortly after Gyeongbokgung Palace. Changdepkgung Palace was built in 1405. Changdeokgung Palace was the home to many kings during the Joseon Dynasty. Changdeokgung is the most well preserved palace of the remaining Joeseon Era palaces.Like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace was also burned down in 1592, but not by the Japanese. The palace was burned down by citizens who were angered by the fact that the royal family fled during the invasion by the Japanese. The palace was restored in 1611 and is designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. When it comes to tours in Seoul, Changdeokgung Palace might not be as grand or popular as Gyeongbokgung Palace, but Changdeokgung Palace is home to the Huwon Secret Garden. Separate tours of Huwon Secret Garden are offered on site. 


Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Seoul:

Jongmyo Shrine

Bukchon Hanok Village


Jogyesa Temple



99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99 (와룡동)


Closed on Mondays

Operating Hours 

Feb-May, Sep-Oct 09:00-18:00
Jun-Aug 09:00-18:30
Nov-Jan 09:00-17:30

* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
* Huwon Course (Guided Tour only)


Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19-64): Regular 3,000 won / Huwon 5,000 won
Children and Teenagers (ages 18 and under): Regular 1,500 won / Huwon 2,500 won
Group (over 10): 20% discount offered for regular tickets only.