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National Palace Museum of Korea

12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
+82 2-3701-7500
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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although I have a great appreciation for museums of the world, I did not find this one particularly stunning. In fact, it was quite boring. Sparse highlights included a mural depicting the extent of the original palace grounds, the artifacts in section 5 on the...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s free admission to this museum which is next to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. This museum is next to exit 5 of the Gyeongbokgung Station for the L3 subway line. It is best to combine the visit to this museum with a visit to the Gyeongbokgung...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

National Palace Museum of Korea - where artifacts and royal treasures from Joseon Dynasty to Korean Empire were kept. It displays records, paintings, royal clothes, state rites and other stuffs from royal families. It is very fortunate for me to visit this as i have...More

Thank OVeeh H
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Fine museum focused on every aspect of life for Korean royalties, lots of interesting objects all displayed and explained clearly in multiple languages. There’s a lot to see, and many did not make it to the lower floors where there is an amazing self-striking water...More

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum today. It is located in the compound of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is rest assured much more interesting than the Palace which is essentially a haunt of self seeking selfie takers. The museum is fascinating and looks at the rulers of the...More

1  Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is another heaven for history lovers! The museum can be found inside the compound of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and does not charge admission fee. It is a huge place with various galleries that offer a clear glimpse of the past of South Korea. Displays...More

Thank trainer_2015
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We thought we might as well look around here whilst visiting the palace and were happy we did. It’s a small museum but full of lovely things, the staff are so friendly there and seemed happy we had visited, 2 smiling ladies asked us to...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited gyeonbukgung palace and stopped in the cafe here for a quick coffee. It's cozy & comfy inside but it took ages to make the coffee and it was luke warm when we finally got it. I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The National Palace Museum of Korea is within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was opened in 1992. Many of the exhibits are mainly from the three palaces and date back to the Joseon Dynasty from late 14th century. The palaces are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung...More

1  Thank Mazmannan
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I visited this museum three years ago. Then I was impressed by the English speaking guide who walked the two of us around the exhibits and answered our many questions. Besides the regular exhibits, this museum occasionally holds special exhibitions, sometimes with a small charge...More

Thank Patrick K
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