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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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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If arriving via the subway (Gyeongbokgung station), the palace is only a short 5min stroll. The subway exit opens up next to the National Palace Museum inside the palace grounds. It is worth going to the front entrance (Gwanghwamun gate) for the Gwanghwamun plaza and...More

Thank Joyman L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a place to go to see the traditional change of guard. And lots of photos can be taken even outside the palace without paying to go in. You can rent a Traditional Customs nearby and you get to enter the palace for free.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very large Palace.. If you will go here prepare to walk, walk, walk and walk.. prepare your feet, enjoy the view and take a lot of pictures

Thank airah f
Reviewed 5 days ago

The palace itself as been reconstructed and seems to serve as a hub for tourists though many Korean families were there --perhaps from outside the city as well as "Seoulites". It was interesting to see the other buildings that will be reconstructed as part of...More

Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 5 days ago

Buy the combination ticket if you plan to visit the various palaces around Seoul. It will save you a few WON. Just be mindful of which dates the different locations are closed (some on Monday and some Tuesday). The site itself is lovely to walk,...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice to visit for a first time but probably not someplace to revisit again since there are other palaces as well. Palace grounds were quite large, but a lot of them were recently rebuilt and after awhile things started to look the same. If you...More

1  Thank j0yce90
Reviewed 6 days ago

Prepare to spend at least an hour exploring the palace grounds. On the north side of the palace, you can visit a museum as well as the Blue house.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here in December and not much scenery. There are students waiting for you at entrance that speaks English and Mandarin to give you tour. They explained the various part of palace , the oven outside the building to heat up the palace, the...More

Thank LizaTam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the main royal palace built in Joseon Dynasty. It’s a nice palace but because the weather was too cold (-6deg), we didn’t spent much time there. There are people who put on hanbok (traditional korean costume) and take pic in the...More

Thank Amazingland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theres not much stuff to see if you don’t like traditional scenery. For me this tour was educational and amazing to see structures with very beautiful art. You can even rent traditional palace clothing outside the vicinity. It was negative degrees when I came December...More

Thank jmaliman
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Conny N | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your question. If I understood your question correctly, you want to know if you would be able to walk from Gyeongbokgung Palace to all the others? I honestly don't think so, it would be too much. Gyeongbokgung... More
Jha R
31 August 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
The cost is per person. I think you pay to get in and then pay for the tour if you choose. It is not expensive.
Joan Alaine C
27 August 2017|
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Response from MrWil_low | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you can visit on your own but, unless you speak Korean you'll be without any real idea as to what you see. The tours are free