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Deoksugung Palace and Jeong-dong

  • Deoksugung Palace was originally called Gyeongungung Palace. After succeeding to the throne from King Gojong, King Sunjong renamed the palace as Deoksugung in hope of King Gojong's healthy and long life when he moved to Changdeokgung Palace. In the palace, visitors can learn about the history of the late Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire and see the traditions and the modern times of Korea.
  • The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is held everyday in front of Deoksugung Palace Daehanmun Gate. Tourists often stop here and watch the ceremony. The coexistence of Korean traditional and western-style architectural characteristics of Deoksugung Palace create a unique atmosphere that attracts many onlookers. The palace looks peaceful, but it is actually a living testament of the turbulent period of the Korean Empire.
  • After looking around Deoksugung Palace, walk down Deoksugung Stone Wall Path, known for being a street of romance. You can learn more about modern history in this place. Feel and experience the traces of the Korean Empire throughout Jeong-dong.