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Gyeongbokgung Palace

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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

We could feel the history of the dynasty which are kept in very good condition. Proud people of this ancient culture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karin2309
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once your are in Seoul is a must to go and visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace. This Palace is the biggest one in Seoul. Also there is a museum next to the palace.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 102vivib
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gyeongbokgung station exit 3-1 .. there's alot of Hanbok boutiques for rental n walking distance to Gyeongbokgung very near .

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sohtanbc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours visiting this palace where you can go from courtyard to courtyard to see various buildings. The queen’s quarter is interesting as well as the heating system they used in those days. There is a small cafeteria and souvenir shop...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Petrus61
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is thes best place to viti. very educational..once you step in you can really feel you are there during joseon time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fluffy0708
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is when it hit me that I had finally made it to South Korea. The architecture was stunning, but my favorite part was the changing of the guards- the outfits, the armor, what an experience. You can't come to SK and not see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CanadianPoutine
Reviewed 6 days ago

tried on the hanbok at a nearby rental shop and got complimentary entry passes to the Palace. It was very crowded and people were taking photos everywhere. The facilities were minimum and there seemed to be only one cafe for visitors to have a quite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lynnnnn111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... if you're into saegeuk. Wear a hanbok to get into character Bring a friend who wouldn't mind being your unofficial photographer Walkaround the entire palace ground (huge) Go into the Museum to read more of their History

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SueSSHi
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enter this palace if you are wearing a hanbok. Instead of entering via the main gate, we used the east gate coming from Bukchon Hanok Village.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jaysantosph
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of our private tour and very interesting. It was a lot of walking, as it is a big area and we have mobility issues, but it was worth it. Our guide did a very good job of explaining the various buildings that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 January 2019|
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Response from vitamin-k-escape | Reviewed this property |
You can buy on the spot. Advance purchase is not necessary. The queue is not long and the ticketing counters are efficient.
31 December 2018|
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Response from wanderingtravlr | Reviewed this property |
I recall only paying a main entrance fee (~3,000₩ I think) when I visited and being able to walk around everywhere within the palace grounds 😊
2 November 2018|
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Response from bdg100 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see this .. .But from the web .... (The Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony is held at the Gwanghwamun Gate, which is the first gate to the Gyeongbokgung Palace but you will need to wait at the square... More