The Changgyeonggung Palace was our main destination of the day. We took the subway and got off at the Anguk station. The palace was only a few minutes from there. It was not that difficult to find it, as we stayed in the Anguk area during our previous Korea trip. But since we didn’t visit the palace the last time, we then felt that it was time to visit it this time around ＼(＾▽＾)／.
The entrance fare was 1000 Korean won for each person. There is an additional ticket, if you want to visit the Secret Garden of the Palace. We decided to skip that part, since it looked like it was going to rain later on.
The Palace is very pretty, especially the painted buildings, intricate decorations and ceilings. It gave us an interesting glimpse into the lives of the previous Korean rulers. And the grounds of the Palace was also quite lovely. So we spent some time just walking around here, there were suprisingly very few tourists that day. If you prefer a quiet place from the busy city life of Seoul, then this Palace is probably worth a visit＼(´｡• ᵕ •｡`)／.
Some pictures from our day of sightseeing:
This building is the main Hall, the coronation of a king and other official grand ceremonies were carried out here. When we walked around the Palace ground, it felt like we just stepped into a Korean period drama ヽ(・∀・)ﾉ🌸 .
This wraps up another day here in Seoul. We didn’t do much today beside visiting this Palace, as it started to rain later that day. But if you don’t mind walking around in the rain, then exploring the nearby neighborhood is definitely an option 😉. Since there are many nice crafts shops and restaurants close by.
“Have you been to a Korean Palace before?”
Stay tuned for our next Korea Trip post!
-Milla & Jouls<3