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DukSu Palace


About DukSu Palace

Located opposite City Hall in the center of downtown Seoul, Doksu Palace was built as a royal residence by Wolsan Taegun, elder brother of King Songjong in the mid-fifteenth century. When other palaces were burnt down and destroyed by the Japanese invaders at the close of the 16th century, King Seonjo returned from his refugee life, and used this residence as his palace.

Among all the palaces in Seoul, Doksu Palace has the first western-style building, Sokjojon, a Stone hall, which is now being used as the Royal Artifact Museum. Doksu palace is well-Known to tourists for various exotic cultural events.

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