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Gyeongbokgung Palace


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]


• Address
03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
• Phone
• Fax
• Website
View Website
• Website Language
• 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
• 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

Map & TransportationShow / hide content

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
Directions Details
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TripAdvisor Reviews

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Latest 5 reviews of Gyeongbokgung Palace

4 2018-04-23 Robert C
Large Scale Complex - Lots of Walking
We did not realize the scale of this palace complex. The most interesting part was the Koreans (and likely tourists) that dress up in traditional costumes to visit the Palace. This certainly adds to...
5 2018-04-23 DiMc71
So much history! Great place to visit!
Do make sure that you dress up in hanbok (you can hire them nearby) and walk around the grounds of the palace. Make sure you are there for the changing of the guards because it is an amazing sight...
5 2018-04-22 innsbruck76
Had 13 hours on a layover in Seoul so only enough time to see 1 of the many beautiful sights in the city. So glad I chose Gyeongbokgung Palace. The complex is huge, the architecture stunning. It was...
5 2018-04-22 Bobby B
Beautiful palace
This former kings palace in Korea is amazing. It reminds me of the forbidden city but on a slightly more human scale. I love that one is allowed to just wonder around and linger in shady spots. It...
5 2018-04-22 Slynch8
Self-Guided Tour
Beautiful and majestic palace with views of Seoul and the surrounding hills. The self/ guided tour is easy with literature available in multiple languages. Allow enough time to tour the grounds and...