Guided tour

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Korea Guide Tour
Guided tour

Seoul: Deoksugung Palace Walking Tour

Activity provider: Korea Guide Tour

From US$ 28.08 per person

Spend a lovely time at Deoksugung Palace, which served as a royal palace for years during the Korean Empire. Discover the tragic history of the first and last Empiror Gojong, the last king of Joseon.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • morning/evening walk at Deoksugung Palace and enjoy a unique view
  • Walk through the historic places that symbolize the sad but impactful story of the Daehan Empire under Japanese Colonialism
  • Learn about Korean-style architecture where it meets Western influence
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this unique opportunity to take a walk inside a historical palace at morning/night and learn the history of the Daehan Korean Empire. The palace served as the royal quarters for 13 years, until the first and last Emperor Gojong struggled to get back sovereignty over the palace under the Japanese Occupation.  Explore the important milestones of modern Korean history in the middle of a beautiful sightseeing, surrounded by an architectural mix of Oriental and Western styles. Meet your guide at City Hall station and go through the main gate of the palace, Daehanmun Gate.  Follow your guide through Junghwajeon, the main throne hall, Seokeodang, the most beloved building of King Gojong, Hamnyeongjeon, the King's bed chamber, and Jungkwanheon Hall, the cafeteria where the emperor enjoyed his coffees. Feel free to stay behind after the tour to explore at your own pace and take some photos.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Audio receiver to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Headphones
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Outside of exit 3 of City Hall station

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4.8 /5

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The guide, Sally Sung, was outstanding. You could really feel her passion for this place steeped in history. I loved her historical and cultural comments about the palace. She even personalized the tour by referring to some places I told her I had already visited. Thank you for this special moment, one of the best tours I have ever done.

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November 1, 2022

September 3, 2022

Bardzo polecam. Przewodnik doskonały, świetna wycieczka

August 1, 2022


Product ID: 344411