I think this Palace is well kept. However there wasn't a lot to see . The garden felt very nature like birds chirping, cool and relaxing. However try to get there for the changing of the guards ceremony. If you are there for the 3.30pm , last show you can get a picture with 1 of the guards
Many dramas are filmed at this palace (for you k-drama watchers). The palace was nice, my favorite part of my luck in being able to see the changing of the guards! I've witnessed many in different countries and it's amazing how different they all are. My friend told me right outside the walls of the palace is a famous sidewalk, you aren't suppose to go with your significant other or you'll break up. It's a superstition but I'm not going to mess with it!It was really trippy to see this old palace surrounded by modern buildings.
Overall, I would rate 3.5.Location: Subway Line 1 Station City Hall Exit #2. Subway Line 2 Station City Hall Exit #12Cost: 1000 KRW per adult. First, this palace is very inexpensive. Second, they provide free tours in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Third, they provide free Royal Guards Changing CeremonyYes this palace is small. I did not see the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony nor partake in the free English tour. Maybe during my next visit to Korea, I might visit this place again.Here is more information: * you can find schedules/times * http://www.deoksugung.go.kr/eng/about/introduction.aspOverall, I would recommend this place.
I liked Gyeonbuk palace better than this palace. During my visit one section of the palace is under renovation. But this palace right next to the city hall makes it more convenient to visit. Also, there are many eating joints right next to this palace so wen u r hungry after walking around this place, you can eat n relax for sometime.
Nice place love this place much