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Published: November 4th 2007
Time to get some culture. Seoul has a lot of palaces, but I decided to limit my palace experience to the World Heritage Listed Changdeokgung which had the thumbs up from most people I spoke to as the the best one. This was usually accompanied by the old adage ... seen one ... seen them all. With only 4 days to see the sights, I decided to take their advice.
This palace is a massive palace with lots of building set in extensive grounds. The only way to visit is as part of a tour so I joined 100 or so other English speakers on a wander around the palace. Naturally, being a little snap happy I admit I missed most of the detail, but I figure photographs paint a better picture anyway.
I will say that my favourite part was an area known as 'the Secret Garden' which was used as a private garden for the Emperor and his family. It's a beautiful area tucked in among the forest with a pool, pavilions and some beautiful autumn trees providing some natural beauty.
Enjoy the pics!
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