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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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  • It is a grand palace with impressive buildings and gardens. In certain times of the year one could visit it at night. For foreigners one could buy the ticket at a special ticket counter near the entra...  more »
  • Despite the rain that day, hundreds of Koreans in costumes were there to take pictures in front of the magnificent palace... It is a must see! The Palace of radiant happiness is aptly named.
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  • The Central Palace in the palace complex. Twice in front of the Palace, with 10 in the morning and 2:00 pm changing the guard solemnly, with the drums. Very carefully buy your tickets may sell two of the palace complex, which are in different places, their territories are large, per day you can bypass
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  • Great history here. It cost 3,000₩ to enter but it's totally worth paying a few bucks extra for a guided tour. It tells you more of the history and the fun facts about the palace. If you'd like to dress up in a traditional Hanoi, you should visit stores outside the palace. If it wasn't a hot day in June, I probably would have since the dresses look so pretty. They also have costumes for men too. Also make sure to bring plenty of water since they only place that solid water I could find was the National Folk Museum and I spent hours under the hot sun wandering around the place. Its massive so do bring comfortable shoes. And overall have fun!
  • The palace is so amazing constructed back then. The oldest the five. It is worthwhile going there earlier to avoid the peak crowd timing and you can enjoyed the traditional Korean culture. A very well maintained place to view. Great for many photo taking of the all place, especially when there lesser crowd. You should proceed to view the palace from the rear entrance, which has a very nice cultural museum building. When you moving along the buildings and headed toward the main,you will get more and more amazed.
  • Beautiful palace. Most of the buildings are recreations due to destruction during the Japanese occupation prior to and during WWII. There are nearby options to rent period clothing. While I did not avail myself of the option, those who did seemed to be far more uncomfortable in the heat, so I would advise taking into account the time of year before making that decision. While the buildings themselves were beautiful, there was very little in the way of decoration in about 80% of the buildings, with no view inside even, though the building with interior decoration were well done.
  • Well worth the small cost to visit. Its absolutely stunning and a lovely walk around too. The palace is so colourful and well maintained. Simply beautiful with lovely scenary. If you get chance, also visit the museum just up from the palaces, it's such a lovely museum and extremely informative. It teaches you or the Royal family, their stamps, clothes, culture, changes over the years and so on. It's wonderful
  • It's a self guided palace. Make sure to keep your ticket even after you enter. I accidently walked out an exit not knowing and I was almost not let back inside. I loved that there is an original library filled with modern books that people can look through. You could even do work on the desks if you don't mind the traffic of people walking everywhere. All the architecture has been repainted in vivid colors to maintain the appearance of their original look. There is an interactive museum on salt. I personally enjoyed it as I have always been very interested in trade and the silk road. This museum is also where you will find the gift shop. Again, make sure to keep your ticket with you.
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