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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
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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main and largest royal palace built during the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace takes you back in time to see how it was like during those days from visiting the on-grounds museums or even trying on a traditional hanbok for photo taking and the experience!...More

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting make sure you're there in time for the changing of the guards ceremony. That was lovely to see. The palace grounds are massive and requires a lot of walking. There was a lot of tourists around so be prepared for the crowds.

Thank Lela_JR
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome complex of palaces, temples, lakes and gardens! A visit here is a must for any traveler! I had the chance to visit Gyeongbokgung during cherry blossom season, and it was simply magnificent!

Thank Septimiu
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Those who are exploring SEOUL this palace is a wonderful option, Half Day Trip will educate you about the history of Korea.

Thank Shijithlal R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Korea you must visit Gyeongbokgung Palace for sure. The guard change attraction is very amusing as well as Korean girls wearing hanbok. You will get the feel of Joseon era in every corner of the Palace

Thank AytanSh
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I like the place because it is historic and well designed and have beautiful buildings and landscape

Thank fareedt99
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Massive palace, maybe going in the heat of august was not a good idea, but overall it was a nice experience to visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great history here. If you get a chance take a tour and you will learn stuff that you would not know by just walking around.

Thank dchang4106
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited this before and went again with a friend. While it was hot when we went (mid-July) it was a nice trip. Various areas were being renovated while we were there. There are signs in several languages (to include English) which explain what each...More

Thank coullbreeze
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting, very beautiful palace. Entrance is cheap, free if dressed in Hanbok. free English tour was great too. Informative but not too long.

Thank Cindy V
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Welincy S
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Mike T |
Hi, there is some renovation going on in various parts, but it did not affect most of the tour. Was still worth seeing the palace.
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Jun Wei T
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Andre T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, well I'm not too sure how to reserve a tour guide because a friend of mine took me around but i think you can ask the receptionist of the hotel you're staying for more information. They will provide you guys with... More
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Rahul U
June 25, 2018|
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Response from crazv0ice | Reviewed this property |
There is a lotte mart nxt to Seoul station where u can leave your bags at the customer service. It's meant for tourists who shop at lotte mart but I suppose u can try this. Not sure abt showers though. If you're coming in... More
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