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Gyeongbokgung Palace

03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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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.

 

To increase ease of accessibility from Gyeongbokgung Palace to Seochon and vice versa, the palace's western gate, Yeongchumun, was opened to the public on December 2018. For the past 43 years, there were only 3 entrances to Gyeongbokgung Palace - the southern gate Gwanghwamun, the northern gate Sinmumun, and the eastern entrance of National folk Museum of Korea. However, with the opening of the western gate Yeongchumun, entry to the palace from all directions has been now made possible. 

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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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Latest 5 reviews of Gyeongbokgung Palace

  • Palace visit
    We could feel the history of the dynasty which are kept in very good condition. Proud people of this ancient culture.
    평점:5 Karin23092019-03-18
  • A must in Seoul
    Once your are in Seoul is a must to go and visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace. This Palace is the biggest one in Seoul. Also there is a museum next to the palace.
    평점:5 102vivib2019-03-17
  • Good place for hanbok photo taking and very relaxing
    Gyeongbokgung station exit 3-1 .. there's alot of Hanbok boutiques for rental n walking distance to Gyeongbokgung very near .
    평점:5 sohtanbc2019-03-14
  • Nice visit and cheap entrance fee
    We spent a couple of hours visiting this palace where you can go from courtyard to courtyard to see various buildings. The queen’s quarter is interesting as well as the heating system they used in...
    평점:4 Petrus612019-03-13
  • best palace to visit
    this is thes best place to viti. very educational..once you step in you can really feel you are there during joseon time
    평점:5 Fluffy07082019-03-12
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