Gyeongbokgung Palace

03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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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.

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03045  161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
- 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

  • Drizzles
    This palace is beautiful! You get a view of the mountains right behind the palace too. We came in hanboks so we didn't need to pay for entrance. It would have cost us 3000won (18 below is 1500won...
    5 angeltespinosa2018-11-16
  • Changing of the Guard is a highlight!
    Arrived at the palace at around 9:15am, got our tickets and grabbed a coffee at the Palace Museum before the Changing of the Guard at 10am. Would strongly recommend the Changing of the Guard - was...
    4 EmmaVestrheim2018-11-16
  • Quảng trường !
    Gyeongbokgung continued to serve as the main palace of the Joseon dynasty until the premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592–1598) and abandoned for two centuries. However, in the...
    5 Hoanghongloan_19672018-11-15
  • Really great
    Amazing! Went by fall when the colors are so vivid. Not that many other tourists also. Really recommended
    5 stiroa2018-11-14
  • Go at 10 AM or 2 PM for the changing of the guard
    If you only have time to visit one of Seoul’s grand palaces, I would recommend this palace. If at all possible, time your visit for either 10 AM or 2 PM for the changing of the guard. You won’t...
    5 179stevent2018-11-14
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