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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 yesterday

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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

Thank Gideon L
Reviewed 3 days ago

When you visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and decided to rent Hanbok before entering, congrats! Your admission to the palace will be free! The palace is so big and well preserved. It is also a great place to observe the changing of guards and experience their traditional...More

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No matter you are korean or foreigner, I strongly recommend to visit this place if you are in seoul. You can see the beauty of korean traditional architecture. Also, you can borrow a pair of korean traditional clothes(hanbok) near here. so, it will be memorable...More

Thank minsikyoon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Most palaces are closed on Mondays, but this one is open Mondays (closed on Tuesdays), so as it was Monday, this is where we decided to go. We timed our visit to coincide with the free English tour along with 50 or so other English-speaking...More

1  Thank divebunny1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the most visited palace in Seoul mainly because it is the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty. It brings you back to the old Seoul amidst the highly urbanized backdrop outside the palace. For an added cultural experience,...More

2  Thank Chickiecurlz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is awesome! Try to discover when it will be the change of the guard. It happens once at the morning and once at the afternoon. Just in the main entrance of the palace. You must see to learn about some history of Korea....More

1  Thank andre v
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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
Kristy W
20 May 2017|
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Response from Kho2317 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But don't recall seeing people in shorts except ladies.
22 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.