Gyeonghuigung Palace

03177  45, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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One of the five grand palaces, Gyeonghuigung Palace was also called "Seogweol" (which means "palace of the west") because it's located west of the main palace, Gyeongbokgung. In its heyday, it was part of a vast complex, with 100 buildings in total, but most of these were destroyed during the Japanese occupation. Following intensive restoration work, it reopened to the public in 2002. On its grounds stand the Seoul Museum of History and the Gyeonghuigung Annex Building of the Seoul Museum of Art.

The palace was originally constructed by order of King Gwanghae, the fifteenth king of the Joseon Dynasty, and was completed in 1623. From the beginning, it was much-loved and served as a secondary palace for some ten kings of the Joseon Dynasty. 

A variety of Korean art can be seen in the Gyeonghuigung Annex building of the Seoul Museum of Art, which is situated on the Gyeonghuigung site. Also, the Seoul Museum of History, one of the foremost tourist attractions in the city, houses a permanent collection allowing visitors to see how Seoul has developed and transformed from prehistoric times to the present day.


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03177  45, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 7, roughly 10 min. away on foot
Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 1, roughly 10 min. away on foot
Seodaemun Station (subway line 5) exit 4, roughly 10 min. away on foot

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Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 113 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Gyeonghuigung Palace

  • Recommended who those to avoid being crowded
    This is smaller than most other palaces in Seoul. Unhyeongung might be the only smaller one than this today. - Entrance is free of charge. Some office workers visit during lunchtime on weekdays...
    Rating:4 590jhl2018-06-24
  • Peaceful
    In the buzzing Seoul. A good place to slow down after a day in the busy Seoul city. Suddenly, you’ll feel the time slow down. Take a slow walk around the compound, take some pictures and enjoy the...
    Rating:3 HockLye2018-06-21
  • Kukong "korean version" attraction, a must see
    This palace locates at front of mountain for good fengshui, good luck, prosperity. It takes at least 1 hour to complete all major sites without hurry. Queen residence has its tragic story with...
    Rating:4 jajavalB2018-05-07
  • Inspiring
    Gyeonghuigung palace is one of the amazing historic sites you can enjoy in Korea. You can arrange for a guide to take you around to know more or just google the history and leave your imagination to...
    Rating:5 Klaithem S2018-04-19
  • Amazing Place
    This place is small but you will find a very interesting part of the Korean Culture and history form Korea. Not too visited by tourist so it is very peaceful and not crowded. Entrance fee is free
    Rating:4 isnainifa2018-03-29
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