CHANGDEOKGUNG PALACE

Palace excursion

I loved historical dramas as a kid. Those Hong Kong dramas about bickering concubines and evil queens hahaha. That was all they were about isn’t it. I’m not as keen on historical dramas now, but was very excited to visit the spot where one of my favourite Korean dramas was shot. It’s a semi-historical/modern drama? It’s about time travel (cheesy yes, but it was so good), called Queen Inhyun’s Man.

I guess through the pictures, every building looked pretty much the same. You can probably recognize some of the architecture from some dramas! Some of the areas were destroyed by a fire in the past, and then they were refurnished. One of it even had a little driveway and light bulbs. Was quite disappointed we didn’t get to explore the whole area though. Also, I would have wanted to visit the other palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace.

It’s okay I guess seeing one of it was good enough. There was also a Secret Garden (Huwon) in Changdeokgung that charges for admission separately. And you can only go inside with a guided tour. We definitely didn’t have time for that, which I was also quite disappointed about sigh.

Changdeokgung Palace

99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 0900 – 1800
Admission fees: 3,000 won (Adults); Free (Youths under 24)

With love,
jtwong


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