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Gyeonghuigung, Seoul

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#19 of 47 in Historic Sites in Seoul
Historic Site Tourist Spot
The last remaining of the five grand Joseon-dynasty palaces, Gyeonghuigung represents an important cultural and historical center. Its design, combined with the imposing figure of the mountain, create a mesmerizing architectural marvel that has stood strong for centuries. See the three onsite museums: an art museum, a history museum, and the National Folk Museum. You can join a daily tour to learn more about the dynasty and history of the palace, or simply grab a drink in the cafe and enjoy the view. Before you head to Seoul, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Seoul family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Seoul has to offer, including Gyeonghuigung.
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  • From the small entrance is free. Inside XING of the trees filled with the Park on the way, so I'm kinda and'll be one that feel is good even. Passin, myeongjeongmun is like a Palace, but early in the morning in glad I can go and not even the person in charge, to tour in.
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  • Fit the range toward the Palace is open to visitors on the inside of the Palace, and the evening will open fire at the Palace decoration.
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  • This is an ancient Palace, and all the people who come to Korea to come. The front will have to show the changing military guards. Beautiful spacious inner
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  • It is a good place to learn a bit of the korean kings and nice poace to walk around quietly especially outside its walls where you can find nature.
  • A very underrated palace
  • Worth a trip. Check out the guard changing ceremony.
  • Pretty small and nice palace. Not many other tourist were here so it felt really calm too. A portion of the palace was closed off when I came. There's a pathway that circles it and you can see the palace from above, that's kinda nice.
  • Small. In a remote location (relatively speaking). But worth a visit nonetheless

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