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Changgyeong Palace

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I love a great many things about Seoul. Its people. Its transportation. Its history.

There are five Grand Palaces and I saved one of the best for my last visit: Changgyeonggung. It happens to be the oldest of the Royal Palaces and named Suganggung before King Sejong gave it its current name.

As with the other palaces in Seoul, it was completely destroyed by the Japanese and later rebuilt. Over the years, it has served a variety of functions, including as a zoo. What makes this palace different than the others in Seoul, is how relaxing the grounds are. Many families come here and relax among the trees and large lake-side benches.

When visiting Seoul, this is definitely one sight to see.

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Written by Steve Miller

September 28, 2010 at 4:55 am

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  1. I am new to this youtube video world.
    This video is amazing.
    Are you a professional Tour Guide?
    I will be seeking more, and more of your videos.
    My wife is Korean, and we visited Korea in 09/08.
    I fell in love with Korea.
    We are thinking of retiring in Korea in a few years.
    So I need all the info I can gather.
    I hope to make another recon visit this year or by early next year at he latest.
    Thank you for all the work you put into this.

    RealityZone

    September 28, 2010 at 5:08 am

    • I’m glad you found the video useful! I have a great time exploring this nation and capturing the images and then putting them together in a way that people can enjoy. I’m not a paid guide, but I would like to one day host my own travel show.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Steve

      September 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

  2. I love palaces, whatever the country. Probably stems from the fact that there are no palaces in the US?? In JP I think there is the grounds that the emperor lives on, but obviously most of it is off-limits, but there is an abundance of castles and temples!

    Jyankee

    September 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

    • They really are something special. I know Osaka has a castle. Are there other areas in Japan that have similar structures open to the public?

      Steve

      September 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

  3. There are quite a few areas…the most famous being the Heian Palace in Kyoto. Unfortunately, I have not spent as much time discovering Japan as you and Jo have in discovering Korea. Bad me…..

    jyankee

    September 28, 2010 at 9:56 am

  4. So well done, so professional, so informative to those unfamiliar with the wonders of Korea…..

    Lawrence

    October 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm


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