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“A copy of the original”

Gyeongbokgung Palace
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USD 33.00*
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Seoul Palace Morning Tour
Ranked #4 of 752 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A copy of the original”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Was a nice 3 hours looking around this relatively new copy of this 600 year old Palace.

Visited January 2012
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Bangi, Malaysia
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“Asian Traditional Architectural”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The palace complex can be reach from 2 stations nearby - Gwanghwamun and Gyeongbokgung. It's good to start the visit from Gwanghwamun Gate as you can see the Imperial Guard at the entrance. There are souvenir shops in the complex area. During winter, you should go to the lake nearby Hwangwonjeong and get the experience to try their traditional top-spinning on the frozen lake.

Visited March 2011
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Korea
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“See a palace”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you are in Seoul, shell out and see a palace. This one is fine.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Just another Palace”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Nice Palace, but nothing grand about it.. Typical tourist stop. Worth taking a couple of pictures i guess :)

Visited February 2012
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Bay Area, Ca
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“Relaxing”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Went here on a balmy, brisk Sunday afternoon in February. Temp was about 10C and the skies were clear and sunny with no wind. Beautiful day!

This was a great to decompress after a long, anxiety filled week.

I didn't know what to expect and a guide would have been nice but is certainly not necessary. It was relaxing to just stroll the ground, looking at all of the buildings and reading the plaques. The architecture is incredible and being there, you can imagine the 14th Century King holding court or strolling by the pond.

There are many benches and places to just sit and take it all in, which we did. We didn't have time to visit the Folk Museum or Palace Museum and will try to see them next time.

We saw the changing of the guards and snapped a few photos - in its own way, its as momentous and magnificent as Buckingham Palace.

Incredible to contrast this incredibly historic spot against what greets you right outside the gates.

Visited February 2012
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