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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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Traveler Rating4.5

Based on 8956 Traveler

Latest 5 reviews of Gyeongbokgung Palace

5 2018-08-15 fareedt99
excellent place
I like the place because it is historic and well designed and have beautiful buildings and landscape
5 2018-08-14 Umesh M
Massive Palace
Massive palace, maybe going in the heat of august was not a good idea, but overall it was a nice experience to visit
5 2018-08-13 dchang4106
Great History
Great history here. If you get a chance take a tour and you will learn stuff that you would not know by just walking around.
5 2018-08-13 coullbreeze
Gyeongbokgung Palace
I've visited this before and went again with a friend. While it was hot when we went (mid-July) it was a nice trip. Various areas were being renovated while we were there. There are signs in several...
5 2018-08-13 Cindy V
Definitely worth visiting, very beautiful palace. Entrance is cheap, free if dressed in Hanbok. free English tour was great too. Informative but not too long.