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|제목||Changdeokgung Palace Walking Tour|
|On Friday, November 2nd, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Itaewon Global Village Center will have a Walking Tour at the Changdeokgung Palace.
This walking tour takes visitors around Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace), the second grand palace of the Joseon Dynasty, built in 1405 by King Taejong (the 3rd king of the Joseon Dynasty). Although an independent palace, Changdeokgung is connected with Changgyeonggung (Changgyeong Palace) and the two palaces were utilized together. Because of its location east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung, with Changgyeonggung, is also referred to as the "Donggwol", or the "East Palace". Changdeokgung was also the favored residence of many Joseon Dynasty kings. For this reason for many, Changdeokgung is the place which most represents the Joseon Dynasty. Compared to other palaces, Changdeokgung is well-preserved and still has many of its original features. The palace's rear garden, Huwon, is considered an excellent example of Korean garden design and is the only rear garden of any Korean palace. As a result in 1997, Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as being an outstanding example of Far Eastern palace architecture and garden design, exceptional for the way in which the buildings are integrated into and harmonized with the landscape.
The tour is free of charge. However, all participants are REQUIRED TO PURCHASE AN ENTRANCE TICKET before the tour starts. Entrance ticket is about 5,000won per person. Complete details will be emailed to you after registration. You can sign up in person or by email only. Pre-registration is required. Tour will be done in English language only.