Changdeokgung Palace [창덕궁]

Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (2019); The Crowned Clown (2019)

Huwon / Biwon [후원/비원]

This garden appears as parts of the palace in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (신입사관 구해령) (MBC, 2019) and Lee Rim (Cha Eun-woo) –accompanied by Heo Sam-bo (Sung Ji-ru)– crosses this garden when sneaking out of the palace in episode 2 (full episode 1) with the approval of his brother Lee Jin (Park Ki-woong) who appears unexpectedly.

Lee Hun/Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-goo) looks at his reflection and contemplates the Queen at Juhamnu Pavilion, in episode 6 of The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) (tvN, 2019).

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Changdeokgung Palace [창덕궁/昌德宮] –literally ‘Prospering Virtue Palace’– is one of the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) that still exists in present times, and is also one of the most well-preserved. Built in 1405 by Joseon’s third ruler King Taejong and rebuilt in 1610, it was the main palace for about 270 years and saw through the reign of 13 kings, who lived and discussed state affairs here. In 1997, Changdeokgung Palace was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The palace site is divided into two parts: the palace building area, and its royal garden area. The latter “takes up about sixty percent of the palace grounds” and was used by the royal family for leisure. The royal garden area is known under different names, but is usually referred to as Huwon [후원/後苑/Rear Garden] or Biwon [비원/秘院/Secret garden]. The Juhamnu Pavilion (Treasure No.1769) was built as the royal library in 1776 under King Jeonjo, and is located within the palace’s garden.

The palace is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Waryong [Waryong-dong/와룡동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구].

99 Yulgok-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 율곡로 99
(와룡동 2-71)
Geolocation: 37.579159, 126.991000

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3
(15 min. walk)

— submitted by Sicarius the Queen of Melonia, with location details by Marion KDL
Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung added by Marion KDL

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For opening hours please consult the palace's website. ------- Palace Admission Fee Adults: 3,000 won Biwon Admission Fee adults: 5,000 won