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Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-3700-3900
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on...

The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty.

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Majority of the palaces may looked the same. But to me, the story is of the palace is the one thing that makes a difference to it - main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty built... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Majority of the palaces may looked the same. But to me, the story is of the palace is the one thing that makes a difference to it - main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty built in 1395. The change guard ceremony was interesting! Recommend to make time to watch it. It happens at every hour from 10am-4pm (please check... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to hike to the top of the tower and was not disappointed by the view. There are buses and cabs that you can take if you don't want to do the hike.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of several palaces in Seoul that provides a very interesting look in to Joseon dynasty history. Fascinating very large grounds with many buildings. We made it for the am guard changing ceremony. The ceremony takes place a couple of times a day and is a nice addition to the regular palace tour. Make sure to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't skip coming to see the Palace if you visit Seoul. History at your fingertips. highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place to know about Korea Palace and the history by joining the tour provided by the palace. Do visit the muzium nearby. Should try their hanbok dress cheapest is ₩13k rent for 2hrs and free entrance to the palace. Lovely experienced.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This palace is beautiful and a very big property. Wear good walking shoes as you will walk a lot and not all surfaces are even. Changing of the guards was fun to see as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating building and premises. Only spent 10 minutes. Got there late. Palace closes at 5pm. Took some wonderful photos there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have any difficulty walking or with stairs this is not for you. The buildings are all roped off, so the most you can do is climb to the top of the steps and look in. The changing of the guard at the gate which happens multiple times a day is worth the visit as is the museum which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Gyeongbokgung Palace on the coldest day so it was freezing walking around. We were only there for 30 mins. The palace is smaller than I expect but The story behind it is interesting. Coming to the palace in early Feb is not recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit here started with watching the changing of the gaurds ceremony at 10AM. We weere lucky to watch it as it was quite freezing weather and at some point , in severe weather the ceremony is cancelled. The palace itself is a complex of beautiful palaces demonstaring the maginifecnt architecture and are a must-see whie in Seoul.

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