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

The beauty of this palace is beyond question. We visited the palace with the traditional Korean costume. At the beginning I was very skeptical about this idea but it turned out to be a unique experience. Then I figured out there were about 5% visitors...More

Thank Jiawei_Rong
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Korea’s main palace. Walk The whole vicinity for half a day. Worth it to have a feel of the Korean imperial culture

Thank EthanC599
Reviewed 2 days ago

What we can admire currently is the result of the modern day government's great effort of rebuild / restoration because like too many other historical sites in Korea it was unfortunately heavily destroyed by Japan in various invasions throughout the centuries. This main palace is...More

Thank pchu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think that it’s a best free thing about Seoul! You will enjoy Korean culture and spirit of the old city. Buildings are so beautiful and mountains near it looks great

Thank Navigate783311
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The palace, I must say, is quite huge that weren’t able to visit the whole place. So many picture-worthy spots everywhere especially if you’re a fan of KDrama.

Thank Inspire429849
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in the centre of the city, this is easy to walk to from most hotels with the added benefit of escaping modern life as soon as you walk in to the outer courtyard. The buildings are stunning, changing of the guard ceremony is something...More

Thank DorsetgirlLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved visiting this palace. They have free guided tours and you can make reservations at the website.

Thank Livia F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While visiting Seoul in September 2018, My husband & I took one hour free English tour provided by the palace. I believe they provide two English tours per day. The tour schedule was posted in the ticket office. We enjoyed the tour very much &...More

Thank hsun714
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit and learned more each time I visit, The gardens at the back were closed off this time due to some renovations,but still a lot of area to cover that is still open to public,

Thank lbkelsall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t visit it in summer because really hot, it’s open palace but u can’t go in just see it from outside, entrance fee cost 3$ , their are 2 show changing guard 1 out palace 2 in palace

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17 September 2018|
Response from Peppale P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I think it would be better to check their official website for further information.
Afiq N
9 September 2018|
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Response from tmimi8316 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, For Nighttime Tours, yes it must be booked online. Bookings can be made through : Auction or Interpark
2 September 2018|
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Response from avj219 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 times in a day that they change shifts but what I remember specifically is at 11am and 2pm