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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 via mobile

The Gyeongbokgung Palace is extremely huge, similar to some of the palaces in China. There are many places inside the palace to take amazing photos. There are small signs around the palace with brief descriptions of the buildings in the palace, however, the descriptions are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ttplucas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This palace sits conveniently near the center of Seoul and is easily accessible by bus or train. You can easily spend half a day there. There are many Koreans and tourists wearing their hanbok costumes taking pictures everywhere. The area is huge and you need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

You can walk around all over the grounds by yourself and read the signs they have. But the your best bet is to take the guided tour in your language. They are offered several times a day. Check their website for the most up to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FerdinanddelToro
Reviewed 2 days ago

we joined the translated guided tour,and it was definitely worth it! a free locker service is also available, very convenient !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharah a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience, has rented Hanbok and enter the temple for free. Antique building with beautiful scenery created an amazing place for photography. A must go place when you visited Seoul and you will not regret after you have visit this place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank garychong79
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely part of palace. Nice place. Picturisque. We enjoyed our photos in this area. We drop by nearby souvenier shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vivian b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took photos here and went to the museum to understand a bit more about korean lifestyle and culture.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Edomon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Is a history attraction in Korea. Was aware of his ethnic culture and being in his old days. Is an old palace that still maintains it’s original condition quite well. Take Beautiful pictures. If there is a chance,should go.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mew1234457688
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was very easy to find on the train from Seoul. Large courtyards with many people who rented traditional Korean attire at the entrance and roamed the palace grounds. There’s a museum, cafe, and a separate center that demonstrated playing traditional instruments.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 579annalisal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on Seollal. It was crowded but because the grounds were huge, we were able to take photos and enjoy the palace grounds without fighting with people. As it was Seollal, entry is free as well! I think that arranging your visit to coincide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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19 March 2019|
Response from RichardE233 | Reviewed this property |
The passes can be bought at the ticket office just inside the entrance to the right. The changing of the gaurd is at 10am
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 😊