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Gyeongbokgung Palace

About

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

The Korean government has invested much time and effort into rebuilding, restoring, and maintaining the palace for future generations. These efforts include work to rebuild and restore the buildings that were destroyed during the Japanese occupation. Visitors to Gyeongbokgung can also visit the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea as they are located on the palace grounds.

[Dec. 29, 2015 17:22  Input / Jan. 22, 2018 00:00  Publish]

Details

• Address
03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
• Phone
+82-2-3700-3900
• Fax
+82-2-3700-3909
• Website
View Website
• Website Language
English
• Hours of Operation
- January, February: 09:00 - 17:00
- March - May: 09:00 - 18:00
- June - August: 09:00 - 18:30
- September, October: 09:00 - 18:00
- November, December: 09:00 - 17:00
*Last entry one hour before closing
• Holidays
Closed on Tuesdays
• Baby Carriage Rentals
Yes
• Facilities for the Disabled

  Accessible Information Centers & Services(Wheelchair rentals, etc.)

  Accessible Pathways

  Accessible Restrooms

  Accessible Parking

• Other Facilities
Baby stroller rentals are available in front of the information center.
Cafeteria, souvenir shop, voice guide / PDA rental service

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Transportation
Transportation
Address 03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Subway - Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 5, roughly 5 min. away on foot
- Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 2, roughly 10 min. away on foot
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TripAdvisor Reviews

Trip Advisor

Traveler Rating4.5

Based on 8753 Traveler

Latest 5 reviews of Gyeongbokgung Palace

3 2018-06-19 ellora77
Good.
We visited all the four palaces & a shrine with the integrated ticket system(for more details check their official website). As far as my personal opinion i didnt enjoy much. My thoughts and...
4 2018-06-19 jieyinglam
Interesting and rich cultural place
We joined the English free guided tour for the palace and gained many interesting insights to the palace that we wouldn't have known otherwise!
5 2018-06-19 S Y
Good stroll and scenic photo taking site
Great landmark tells on the Korean history and king Queen Palace. Good for hannok photography. Will visit again
5 2018-06-18 SPWH2
Beautiful
beautiful place. learned a lot about the history of Korea. Also they offer free guided tours which was really cool! Our guide was a high school senior who graduates soon (Riley), she was very aware...
5 2018-06-18 Peter P
A must-see in Seoul
Definitely get a guided tour because without it you don't get the historic perspective and greater appreciation of what you are seeing. Tip: Rent a traditional Korean custome called hanbok at any of...