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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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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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Reviewed today via mobile

Like other people have stated, the entrance is free if you're wearing a hanbok and it was definitely worth it in my opinion. Me and my boyfriend both rented them (rent for one was 20000w for 4 hours in our case) and they were so...More

Thank Elina R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Watched the changing of the guards in the morning and then spent 90 minutes exploring the palace. It’s a must visit. Check the times for the changing of the guard.

Thank aaronma
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a must on your itinerary. You can easily spend half a day here. A large complex. The changing of guards ceremony is highlight and is a must see. (check the timings before visiting).

Thank RamanGNoida
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are five palaces in Seoul and we decided to visit this one only. I think most of it has been reconstructed but there must have been about 100 buildings in the compound. It is good to get your photo with the guards by the...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We attended a guided tour in English. The guide made the tour extra interesting and funny. One of our top excursions on our Seoul journey.

Thank Qamilla S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The day we went there was light rain. We still enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. We arrived early so it was not crowded. As we were leaving the crowds were arriving. I would add this to you list of "must see" items in Seoul.

Thank 4K4K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Royal palace in Seoul is a great attraction to visit, much has been written about the palace on TA. This is a huge complex of buildings and outdoor areas to explore, that is why I highly recommend taking one of the free guided tours...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Compare to the palaces in China, the size of the palace is small. But when you know the history, you will realize how valuable this palace is to Korean.

Thank CaptureKorea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like the palace from the outside...it is a pity visitors are not allowed to look inside rooms inside the palace. But in July the weather is really hot even for us from tropical country ! It is definitely better to visit in spring or autumn...More

Thank eljees
Reviewed 4 days ago

The changing of the guard should not be missed. It was definitely a high light of our vacation. It was beautiful to see. The Palace was impressive and out tour guide was very informative in explaining the history and culture. So go with a guided...More

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Welincy S
14 July 2018|
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Response from Mike T |
Hi, there is some renovation going on in various parts, but it did not affect most of the tour. Was still worth seeing the palace.
Jun Wei T
12 July 2018|
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Response from Andre T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, well I'm not too sure how to reserve a tour guide because a friend of mine took me around but i think you can ask the receptionist of the hotel you're staying for more information. They will provide you guys with... More
Rahul U
25 June 2018|
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Response from crazv0ice | Reviewed this property |
There is a lotte mart nxt to Seoul station where u can leave your bags at the customer service. It's meant for tourists who shop at lotte mart but I suppose u can try this. Not sure abt showers though. If you're coming in... More