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Gyeongbokgung Palace

161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

This a beautiful palace with buildings set among picturesque gardens and lily ponds, well worth the price of admission. Also, don't miss the Folk Art museum (included in the ticket price). There were some very interesting exhibits covering many different aspects of Korean culture, traditional...More

Thank KarenBx103
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a total of about 2 hrs walking around here. The taxi driver dropped us off at the side entrance by the culture museum so that's where we started. The whole palace here is not very big, so doesn't take very long to walk...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many palaces in Seoul and decided to visit this one. Really made the right choice as amazed by the beautiful sceneries. Entry fee is 3000 won for adult.

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the places we visited to learn more about the history of Seoul, You can also visit the museum next door.

Thank NUG2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gyeongbukgong is the largest palace in Seoul and is a must visit attraction. And most popular which means lots of tourist. You must get there before 10 am so as to watch the changing of the guards. Great for taking pictures. But if want to...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect for cultural exposure. Big field with old historical monuments and small waterstreams between houses. Good for any tourist who looks for understanding into korean tradition and history

Thank EnesSami
Reviewed 3 days ago

To learn the history (even it is related to recent 600 years only) and King's life, it is highly recommended to visit this palace.

Thank Yong Kook L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome architecture, wonderful performance. The place is huge, lots of tourist. Near to Bukchon Hanok Village, walking distance.

Thank jeanc08
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's grand and really huge. So happy to finally see it coz we've been seeing it only in Kdramas. It's huge so I suggest to wear comfy shoes. There's a lot of hanbok rentals nearby to complete the experience. Plus you can enter the palaces...More

Thank Cams R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get off from Gyeongbokgung Station exit 5 you walk directly to the park of Gyeongbokgung palace.very huge place.free entry if you wear Hanbok,korean traditional outfit.you can rent 15,000₩/person for 4 hours at the shop near the Palace. You can take some picts in the palace...More

Thank Vincent7772
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Is there a dress code observed when entering the palaces? I am planning to wear comfy shorts and t shirt on my visit and was wondering if i should prepare a diff attire
18 June 2017|
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Response from Sopa S | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can wear anything comfort shoe and casual is fine. It's quiet hot during the day recommend to go in the Morning.
Kristy W
Are shorts allowed
20 May 2017|
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Response from Kho2317 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But don't recall seeing people in shorts except ladies.
Hi how long is the guided tour?
21 April 2017|
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Response from Justwedeminute | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide while in Korea but found that there are 3 tours per day and they take about 90 mins. I'd tour it on my own if I were you.