The palace's operating hours are 09:00 - 21:00 (Ticketing 09:00 - 20:00) and it is closed on every Monday.
From Eungam Station, you can reach to this palace by bus 7022.
1. Daehanmun Gate and Geumcheon (waterway)
Upon entering Deoksugung Palace and Daehanmun, visitors will cross the waterway and wide bridge of Geumcheon. the waterway was intended to purify the minds of officials to ensure they worked for the king and the people honestly. The king's carriage would pass over this bridge during ancient times.
Gwangmyeongmun was initially the front gate of the Emperor's sleeping chamber Hamnyeongjeon but it was moved to the current site and used as an exhibition hall. The bell of Heungcheon temple, a self striking water clock, and a muti-rocket launcher, which were made in late 14c and early 15c, are displayed.
The Jeonggwanheon, which means 'place from which to watch the garden silently', was built in 1900, and was the first example of European architecture ever built in a royal palace.
Seokjojeon is the other western-style building that still remains in Deoksugung, and it was built by a British man. After the Korean Declaration of Independence, the American-Russian joint commission was held here as well in May 1946. The east wing of Seokjogwan building now serves as a palace treasure exhibition, and the west wing is used as part of the National Modern Art Center.
Reservation may be needed (For foreigner, every time 5 person can be allowed to enter without reservation).
6. The Royal Guards Changing Ceremony
The elite Palace Guards calld Geum-gun defended the palace gates and escorted the king. The Geum-gun was resposible for opening and closing the palace gates as will as guarding and patrolling the area around the gate. Currently the changing of guards ceremony is performed at the Dahanmun Gate at everyday 11:00, 14:00, and 15:30 (except for Monday).
b. Seoul City Hall