Changgyeonggung Palace

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Changgyeonggung Palace

beautiful palace in harmony with nature
The Japanese once used Changgyeonggung Palace (Historic Site No. 123) 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. In the Korean Wild Plant Garden, located at the back of Chundangji, there are about 600 trees of 400 species including Abeliophyllum distichum, a rare plant worldwide. The palace is surrounded by a forest thickly wooded with about 50,000 trees including Japanese apricot trees, zelkova trees, maples, cherry and peach trees. 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.

Information

Homepage

http://cgg.cha.go.kr

Address

185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Inquiries

+82-2-762-4868~9

Operating Hours

Apr to Oct 09:00 ~ 18:30

Mar, Nov 09:00 ~ 17:30

Dec to Feb 09:00 ~ 17:00

*Last admission: one hour before closing time.

Closed

Every Monday

Subway

Euljiro 3-ga Station (Line 2)→

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2)→

Hyehwa Station Exit 3. Go straight for 15min

*Time Required about 41min

Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 5)→

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2)→

Hyehwa Station Exit 3. Go straight for 15min

*Time Required about 46min

Taxi

Samil-daero(0.9km)→Yulgongno (1.1km)

Changgyeonggungno (0.3km)

*Time Required about 12min

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