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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

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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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  • The Japanese Guide will guide you for free. I think it is good to check the time. I could tell you a lot about the story of Ondol and the story of the princess. The building was also beautiful and I was impressed. The scenery of the drama seems to come back. I recommend that you turn around at once with-Changdeokgung and Pucchion Han Ockmaul.
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  • Accidentally choose to go to the King's Palace on holiday! There are really a lot of people! But it's still a good shot! April cherry blossom, with Korean clothes really beautiful! The palace is not big in size, and it won't be tiring to hang out. If you meet a show and the palace, you have to watch it! It's going to be very atmosphere! Gyeongbok Palace is really good shooting, the hand machine must be filled with saturated, we filmed six hours to all the equipment is not electric to leave the next time will go again!!!
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  • I thought that the scenery was a little different from the Japan and there was a peculiar atmosphere. It is very inexpensive to walk from the nearest station to the entrance fee. When I went there was a demonstration and the road was very crowded. Watch out for the demos.
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  • Really awesome palace! Definitely rent the traditional Korean clothing and roam around the palace grounds. It's an amazing experience, not to mention the historical significance of it. The palace grounds are beautiful and picturesque. It is definitely one of the must see places when you are on Seoul!
  • Night flight landing in Korea by morning, followed by the first place of sightseeing. Gyeongbokgung Palace. Trust me, I thought I will be one of the few during this off peak season, but oh-no. Literally spilling over with people from all walks of life, of course, we walked alongside them in the huge area. Traditional definitely speaks for itself, plus history has it at well in this Palace. Admirable structure and architecture, and of course the changing of the guards is one of it you will see. We on the other hands, had about an hour in this palace for seeing and of course picturing. Beautiful. Must be considered as one of the prides of Korea and a must visit as well.
  • Definitely a must visit for anyone in Seoul. The palace is huge and displays a unique architectural design. You can enjoy and savor the Korean culture whilst being in this place. Take note though that it may get pretty crowded during peak hours.
  • You gotta dress up in traditional costume to get free entrance to this historic palace. You can rent costumes from nearby stores and they have all sizes. The place is huge so wear walking shoes. Be there for the changing of the guards though it isn't like the London version and it is quite a long ceremony. There's no much food choices at the cafe unfortunately. Overall a must-see when you're in Seoul.
  • This place is really beautiful. I really like the building. every corner feels its history and showing the Korean culture. In here you can rent traditional Korean clothes (commonly called Hanbok), it costs 200,000 Won for 2 hours. don't forget to take photos here because it's very interesting and can be a beautiful memory.
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