Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul
Changdeokgung Palace. There are quite a few palaces around but I think this one is the most interesting to visit. Don't miss the Secret Garden (Biwon)and Nakseonjae!
The kings stayed here longer than at the main palace Gyeongbokgung.
This is one of the most popular ancient palaces in Seoul with many buildings and a large landscaped compound. It is linked to the Jongmyo (Royal Shrine), another popular attraction by a bridge across a road.
This is another of Seoul's historic palaces. During the Japanese occupation, a zoo and botanical garden were built here. Afterward, it was restored to its former glory.
Changduk Palace was a very beautiful in Autumn, and was very well restored.
The pictures shows the main hall, and the courtyard where festivities were held.
We witnessed the ceremony of the changing of guards in full colour and fanfare. You can also request to try the traditional costume of a palace guard here.
It was really interesting walking through the courtyards and seeing the rising buildings that surround the palace.
I visited this palace in the spring. It was beautiful with all the cherry blossoms. Being one of the first nice days of the season and a Sunday there were many many people there.