Gyeongbokgung Palace
Historic Sites • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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akuesha
22 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Awesome palace with enormous space but really touristy. Every space filled with hanbok wearing people, otherwise worth a visit.
Written 30 November 2022
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Tahirah A
4 contributions
Nov 2022
really pretty place to visit. warning that the area is quite big and can be overwhelming to walk, but it's lovely and really awesome to walk around and look at. very easy to get to after getting off the bus as well.
Written 27 November 2022
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Kane M
Lakewood, CO18 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Another great location to visit. Get the headphones, allows for an easy audio guide to the site. Also visit the museum and neighborhood to the west, museum is free and neighborhood has some really fun local restaurants.
Written 24 November 2022
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David S
Massachusetts35 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This place is a wonderfully preserved and managed historic site representing pre-modern Korean life. The structures and the grounds are not to be missed. This is a must-see for anyone wanting to get a feel for Korean history.
Written 18 November 2022
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r._iskandar
Singapore, Singapore295 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Glad to be back at Seoul again, this time with my 2 boys, they enjoy every place we visited and thats me happy, Great weather, placed to be at this moment!
Written 14 November 2022
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Stef H
United Kingdom10 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Wonderful place to take pictures, further in you go in the complex the better it gets.
If you hire hanbok, there is no entry fee. Which is far more fun than waiting in a queue for tickets.
It has a nice little museum to.
Written 14 November 2022
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nisimsha@gmail.com
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
Oct 2022
We elderly Israeli couple visited the great palace with the guidance of Mr. Don Lee
from the organized korean co Etourism.co .The visit was very colourfol because
the change of the guords many children and couples in national costumes
Written 11 November 2022
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Tina L
8 contributions
Oct 2022
We visited in the evening when it was lit up. It was stunning. I emagine a totally different experience during the day, but equally as impressive. Lovely grounds.
Written 9 November 2022
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Richard M
Palo Alto, CA143 contributions
Oct 2022
We saw this palace as part of a tour of Palaces and Museums. I would recommend that approach because one learns much more than just seeing buildings. One can imagine how things were in palace life many centuries ago
Written 27 October 2022
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Cat78
Montreal, Canada13 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful space with lots of history. I was in Seoul on business and took the opportunity to visit the palace and grounds. Was worth the visit! I recommend getting there early as when I was leaving it was packed and crowded with many schools visiting. Entry fee very affordable!
Written 27 October 2022
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