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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. To visit Gyeongbokgung Palace on your trip to Seoul, use our Seoul trip itinerary maker.
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  • Come early morning as soon as it opens for a peaceful walk around and good photo opportunities. Gets crazy crowded and noisy as it gets closer to lunch. Also a good idea to set aside time to do the Na...  read more »
  • Korea's most famous royal palace. Built in the late 14 century and reconstructed around 19 century. Definitely must visit place! Do not miss gyeonghoeru(경회루), banquet hall located left side of main bu...  read more »
  • I went to the opening night came. So beautiful. Unlocking lighting are also palaces. The laser show was nice. Just go try it!
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  • Great place to go, We saw a lot of people dressed up in old fashion which I thought was a cool. Only weird thing was nothing to do with the place but some chinese dude randomly took a picture of my girlfriend and I wondered if he did it because she was white. All in all it was a good experience
  • UNESCO site. Has "secret gardens" within the palace but separate admission office. Gyeongbokgung offers a nice palace with a break from the crowds. Offers free guided throughout the day in different languages. Also live performs of imperial rituals (check for times). Last admission at 5pm, closes at 6pm 3,000 won This grand 14th-century palace was the Joseon Dynasty’s seat of power for five hundred years, until the assassination of Empress Myeongseong brought it to its knees. Pass through the imposing Gwangwhamun Gate into a complex of open plazas and opulent pavilions
  • Just like another other palace. A lot of walking outside on unpaved walkways, to be fair, it was pouring and it wasn't the Palace Managements fault. 3000krw per person. The Pavilion is beautiful and all the rooms are closed at the entry way and unlit. Prepare for dim and ugly photographs. Huge crowds and rude ticketing assistants and guards.
  • Amazing place , built in 1395...if you travel to Korea, you must visit this palace .. Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art. ....
  • Wonderful site, the change of guards is pretty amazing. The sight of young people who walk around in national costumes is a treat, you can see they treasure national culture. Recommended!
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