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Gyeongbokgung Palace

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The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few hours living/wandering through the Josein Dynasty as we explored this palace. Easy access to the area by bus or Subway. We arrived in time to watch the guard change at the front gate and then wandered inside. Loved especially watching the...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great Palace,, the architecture, the building and also perfect weather in October. One of the place you have to visit in Seoul.

Thank Nadya Z
Reviewed yesterday

Great location lots of people in traditional costume. Unfortunately it was raining and it is an open air kind of deal but still worth it

Thank Marion C
Reviewed yesterday

Arrived just in time to watch the changing of the guard. Neat to see and get to take pictures with them. The palace grounds is quite large and lots to see. Do recommend!

Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got to the Palace about 9.45 am, just in time to watch the changing of the guard ceremony which was colourful and interesting. It took about 20 minutes and then we explored the palace and the gardens. It was extremely busy, many visitors opting...More

Thank taitaihk
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a nice lunch at nearby famous eatery, we walk to Gyeongbokgung, the weather is cool but the sun is torching above us. The surrounding atmospehere is great because you can see a huge percentage of people wearing hanbok, Korean traditional costume and alot of...More

Thank jeffayn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to visit, not expensive (I paid my entrance 3000 Wons), it is beautifully restored and shows that grandeur of the Joseon . You can visit the palace, the pavilions, lots of beautiful gardens. This palace used to be the home of Kings of the...More

Thank Marie-Catherine L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chinese style palace, but still very beautiful. You can enjoy the palace with Korean traditional clothes which could be rented out side the palace. Very beautiful inside. Must see spot! 中國式的宮殿,但仍然非常壯麗。 你可以在景福宮外頭租韓國傳統的服飾一遊景福宮。 宮殿內頭非常漂亮。 非常推薦的景點。

Thank sam70651988
Reviewed 3 days ago

Korea has preserved this place of over 600+ years and it still looks spot on. The place is scenic and incredible. It is very rich in history and there's a free English tour.

Thank CarolB5047
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first I wasn’t aware that my time of visit to seoul coincide with one of the biggest Annual Korean Holiday which is Chuseok or Korean thanksgiving. Me and my family decided to visit Gyeongbokgung during the first day of chuseok (we had prior research...More

Thank Bryan Andrean P
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16 September 2018|
Response from Peppale P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I think it would be better to check their official website for further information.
Afiq N
9 September 2018|
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Response from tmimi8316 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, For Nighttime Tours, yes it must be booked online. Bookings can be made through : Auction or Interpark
1 September 2018|
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Response from avj219 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 times in a day that they change shifts but what I remember specifically is at 11am and 2pm