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Gyeongbokgung Palace

4.4/54,512 Reviews
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Business Hours

January-February 9:00-17:00 (admission stopped at 16:00), March-May 9:00-18:00 (admission stopped at17:00), June-August 9:00 -18:30 (admission stopped at 17:30), September-October 9:00-18:00, November-December 9:00-17:00 (admission stopped at 16:00). Closed on Tuesday. The opening hours above are for reference only and may vary with the seasons and different activities. Please refer to the official website for the specific time.

Address

161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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About Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in a corner of central Seoul, the first palace constructed during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung features gorgeous scenery all year round, with cherry blossoms in the spring, green trees in summer, ginkgo trees in autumn, and pearly white snow in winter. Korean dramas, such as "Da Jang Geum", "The House of Kings", and "You from the Stars" have all been filmed here. The east side of Gyeongbokgung Palace is Geonchunmun Gate, with Yeongchumun in the west, Sinmumun in the north, and Gwanghwamun in the south. Gwanghwamun Gate is the main entrance to the palace, featuring exquisite craftsmanship, clever architecture, and a magnificent stylistic design. The changing of the guard ceremony is certainly worth a watch.

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  • E22****3239
    5.0

    The Gyeongbokgung Palace is the biggest and best of the four palaces in Seoul . It is the only one of the four palaces to be opened on Monday. the atea it covers s quite large so you should plan at least three hours here . the late afternoon seems to have the least amount of crowds . There is a smsll heritage village attached to explore . There is a museum to explore as well. The garden area is under construction but should reopen soon . There is a small fee for entry . if you have only enough time for one palace in Seoul , then pick this one .

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  • _WeCh****732977
    5.0

    This was the busiest but also one of the most beautiful palaces. I loved every minute spent here! I was lucky enough to arrive just before the free English guided tour around the palace which was excellent and highly informative. They give free tours in English, Chinese and Korean so be sure to look up what times these are.

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  • _WeCh****968584
    5.0

    Very nice for a visit! Recommend going earlier in the day to avoid being out in the sun as there wasnt too much shade. You fan buy tickets when you arrive through the front gates. There are free English a few times a day. I didnt do one as their pamphlets were very informative.

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  • E61****125
    5.0

    The palace is amazing. Make sure you have enough time to go around because the whole place is big. You can see there many Koreans in there traditional clothes. Just outside the Palace is National Folk Museum for free.

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  • E22****3239
    5.0

    this palace is the largest in Seoul and is centrally located. there is a subway stop nearby. you will need 2 to 3 hours walking this area. this a museum and a small heritage park inside. they are currently working on thegargen area . best togo late in the day when there are less crowds .

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    Reviewed on 1566365811000
  • E22****3239
    5.0

    the best of the 5 Josian palaces . Very large area to cover but mostly flay . plan to spend 3 hours here . there is a heritage village on the east side and a museum next to that . good central location and subway access near by.

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    Reviewed on 1560783667000
  • Helen晓世界
    5.0

    If only one scenic spot can be selected in Seoul, it is estimated that most people will choose it. When I first entered, I could only shoot 45 degrees back. Don't ask me why, famous scenic spots, smart as you, you must understand. However, it is not difficult to avoid the crowd, just a little deeper, and gradually into a better situation. The fewer people went inside, the more they passed through the palace gates, and soon they felt like they had contracted the whole palace. Before going to Jingfu Palace, I heard that it is free to wear Korean clothes. I will be suspicious and ask at the door. That's really the case. Although the admission tickets are not many tens of yuan, but this is interesting, if the Palace Museum is also free to wear cheongsam, will it indirectly promote the cause of national clothing,... Just can basically distinguish without opening, tourists'clothes are mostly "improved" style, more fancy, while the local people wear mostly traditional short clothes, the color is quite plain, hairstyle and makeup are more natural.

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  • E29****6701
    5.0

    Do you want to experience travelling back thousand of years ago as a Royal? Gyeongbokgung Palace will give you that experience. It is exciting to be lost in ancient times in the middle of one of the busiest Cities in the world. .. beautiful queen's garden, tranquil lake with a beautiful mountan background. Wear the clothes of kings or queens, princess or princes and walk around ancient palace and grounds. wearing these clothes will give you also free entrance. but paying the entrance fee is also worth the experience Come and visit

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    Reviewed on 1560841951000
  • E74****73
    4.0

    A beautiful place, though more so for its architecture and gardens, as apposed to any other attraction one might expect, most of the rooms and structures are sealed off and currently there is alot of renovation going on. But the staff provide alot of wonders for your viewing and photographic pleasure. The best part of the area is the primary throne room which still contains the furniture and decor it had previously, the other is the gardens which while walking through the area are perfect eye candy and have amazing potential for beautiful selfies and photographs for anyone. An amazing historical place, not expensive and gives a good sense of wonder but in my opinion if you have been to Chinas' Forbidden City, it's pretty much the same experience.

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  • E55****619
    5.0

    It is an amazing Royal Palace from Joseon Dynasty with amazing structures and buildings all well maintained. You will see the reenactment of olden days changing of Guards. A definitely must see when you visit Seoul. Tip: you enter for free if you wear traditional dress (Hanbok). There are plenty of rental places in the area. Enjoy!

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