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Gyeongbokgung Palace

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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
Korean, 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 Restrooms

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

  Accessible Parking

  Accessible Pathways

• 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

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Traveler Rating4.5

Based on 9200 Traveler

Latest 5 reviews of Gyeongbokgung Palace

5 2018-10-15 Yatriguru
Magnificent monument
This is a hitoric and intesting 600 year old palace. Great view of the old and new parts of Sepul from the terrace. The Banquet hall is elegant and peaceful. Free admission.
4 2018-10-14 ZzZ_Clye
It’s still fun to visit
Was there for the free English tour. It was nice, i can understand that it won’t be too informative as it’s free tour after all. But the tour guide gave us some understanding of Korean king culture...
5 2018-10-14 AnneFrenchie
Beautiful architecture & historical monument
A highlight of a trip to Seoul. So beautiful to see locals wearing the traditional hanbuk outfits. The downside? The multitude of selfies taken by tourists!!! Doesn't anyone enjoy sightseeing...
5 2018-10-14 Selinthia
Very busy, but worth a visit!
This beautifully restored and maintained property is lovely to see. It's very scenic with many folks wandering the grounds in traditional costumes. I would have loved to spend more time here!
5 2018-10-14 Isabel D
love it
You should visit all the palace. all are special in there own way. Gyeongbokgung is ofcourse the bigest and the one you shoud do for sure when you are in Korea