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Gyeongbokgung Palace

161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple
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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 via mobile

Just what's it says it is. A large palace with interesting architecture. Be sure to time your visit for the changing of the guard

Thank carringtonhouse
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is well worth it to visit the palace for the night opening. The lighting and the atmosphere are very beautiful. Make sure you bring your passport or id to get the reduced entry fee.

Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had only one day in Seoul that time and I wanted to visit something, which represents the city and Korean culture. I chose the Gyeongbokgug Palace. I was lucky as they have free entrance on the last Wednesday of the month. It was a...More

Thank Briniared
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to have met the ICI youth Cultural Corp volunteer. They provided us with a afternoon of informative tour of the palace. And all the information and friendliness are for free!!

Thank Lilian12345
Reviewed 3 days ago

Paying only 3,000 KRW each for entrance fee and you will be able to explore such a great palace -- free of charge when you are dressed in traditional Hanbok. All manmade architecture and decoration are well-presented! Soldier marching is interesting! Folk Village with performance...More

Thank Naphat52
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a wonderful time at the Gyeongbokgung palace.Korean history is absolutely fascinating! You can see the influence of Confucianism in the architecture and aesthetics, but the Gyeongbokgung palace is a testimony to the fact that simplicity is both powerful and beautiful! The ceremony of...More

Thank NupurS40
Reviewed 4 days ago

There's a lot to see around this palace. Unfortunately, the lovely pavilion on the water can only be visited with a guided tour that must be booked online in advance. And the other temple on a lake was shut down for pond cleaning. What is...More

Thank 12trvlgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went with Hanbok, and have a nice experience in this historical palace. The architecture is nice, with some guard in the traditional wear patrolling the palace. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. PS: entrance is free for anyone in Hanbok.

Thank Wenwei87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A personal favorite of all the palaces. It was pouring with rain the day we went, and it still did not disappoint. Lovely gardens and architecture, with the mountains in the background.

Thank TheHappyWandering1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy my visit to this palace. You need to get an excellent guide to orientate you around the palace or else everything doesn't really make sense and all you see are just buildings and more buildings. I had a great Korean guide, June who...More

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18 June 2017|
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Response from P_Pat_2010 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. No there is no dress code. Enjoy
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Kho2317 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But don't recall seeing people in shorts except ladies.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Justwedeminute | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide while in Korea but found that there are 3 tours per day and they take about 90 mins. I'd tour it on my own if I were you.