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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 today via mobile

We visited the palace on the last day. Can only visited part of it because we need to go another place. The weather was sunny. Many local people wearing the national costume visited the palace. Luckily we can see the shift ceremony.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must when you visit South Korea!! Be sure to catch the shows offered at 10 AM and 2 PM — gives great insight to the Korean culture. Traditional Korean attire is available for rental at nearby shops — feel free to rent...More

1  Thank byNneoma
Reviewed yesterday

The Gyeongbokgung Palace is very large and it’s a pleasant walk around the structures and green spaces. To get there, get off at the Gyeongbokgung station (metro/bus) its 2 blocks away/ 5 min walk to the palace, some buses may take you just in front...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This palace complex is easily reached by the metro. It offers a very nice day visit in autumn to view some autumn foliage, and offers large areas of walking spaces. The attractions are nicely spaced out, sothat even though there are huge numbers of visitors,...More

Thank YP C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting place to visit. The palace is really spacious with a lot of interesting spot to take nice picture 😄 Don't forget to wear Korean traditional hanbok too!!

1  Thank Nurulhuda Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were able to watch the exchange of guards in the palace at 1pm, the ceremony lasted for 10 minutes. They use big drums and old flutes before the guards do their marching.

Thank ruffeecola
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on 15/11/2017, massive palace in the middle of the city. The palace was clean, gardens were well looked after. Great place to spent a couple of hours. Entrance fee 3000 Won.

Thank Mikethepipes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full of colored leaves every where. The weather was great so we could enjoy the nature literally. Full of visitors in traditional customs that make the garden more beautiful. The house “Geonchung-gung” where King Gojong and Queen Min lived together was still open for public....More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 4 days ago

This palace is really beautiful and really huge. Even though there was a lot of people, you can just turn a corner and found out you are alone in this place filled with history. Do take the guided tour although my tour guide was not...More

1  Thank JamieTanBK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went at the right time so managed to have a glimpse of the guard-changing ceremony! I rented the audio guide and it was really helpful!

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14 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 Triple_E_Travels | Reviewed this property |
A tour guide isn't necessary. When we went we didn't have one and we still enjoyed ourselves. If you are looking for historical insight into the site, a tour guide would be great but otherwise it's still a great place to... More