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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

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Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
Dating back to 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace served as the residence of the Joseon dynasty rulers, their households, and governments. Though much of the original structure was destroyed by fire in the late 16th century, the palace was reconstructed during the 19th-century reign of King Gojong. The expansive complex includes a number of pavilions and halls, as well as the royal family's private quarters. Also on premises, you'll find the National Folk Museum, National Palace Museum, and a number of traditional Korean gardens. Plan a trip to Seoul easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Great palace beautifully restored and a great walk on the beautiful ground. The price of the visit is really cheap compared to some historical monuments in Europe. The only down point with covid was.....  more »
  • I went back to this palace even during the Covid, just don't forget to follow the social distancing rule and a;ways wear your mask. I think this palace is still worth visiting. A good place to start.....  more »
  • C ( 20.12.24 ) This palace was the best among Seoul's palace, and had various architecture in Choseon's period. The palace had Gwanghwamun and some architecture. There was good to walk with various...  more »
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  • Amazing place full of culture and history! This is one of the largest and most preserved palaces in Korea. Highly recommend going early in the morning to avoid large crowds. Once at the palace you can pay a small fee and join one a free tour guide. There is also a schedule for a guard-switch ceremony which was phenomenal due to its tradition! Also, there are many local shops where you can rent traditional Korean royal garments known as Hanbok and enter any palace in Seoul for FREE! Enjoy your adventure!
  • If you like history, it’s beautiful. What’s better is so many locals were wearing traditional dress. Beautiful to see. The Koreans really have a wonderful city in Seoul. Much to be proud of.
  • It is one of the best places on South Korea to see the old architecture of a palace. Even traditional events are demonstrate times to time. The most interesting thing in this place is that you can take photographs with soldiers with traditional costumes.
  • If you arrive at a good time. You can see the changing of the guard. I rented the typical clothes. There are many stores, It starts from 10,000 won. But it is a beautiful experience. Supposedly if you enter with that dress you can enter for free. But I am sure that if you enter with your clothes, nobody will tell you anything.
  • Beautiful example of Korean history and architecture. Well preserved and easy to navigate. Was there over Chinese New Year so entry was free but it’s affordable anyway. Lovely open grounds and stunning gardens

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