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Gyeongbokgung Palace

161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a must on your itinerary. You can easily spend half a day here. A large complex. The changing of guards ceremony is highlight and is a must see. (check the timings before visiting).

Thank RamanGNoida
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Reviewed yesterday

There are five palaces in Seoul and we decided to visit this one only. I think most of it has been reconstructed but there must have been about 100 buildings in the compound. It is good to get your photo with the guards by the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We attended a guided tour in English. The guide made the tour extra interesting and funny. One of our top excursions on our Seoul journey.

Thank Qamilla S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The day we went there was light rain. We still enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. We arrived early so it was not crowded. As we were leaving the crowds were arriving. I would add this to you list of "must see" items in Seoul.

Thank 4K4K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Royal palace in Seoul is a great attraction to visit, much has been written about the palace on TA. This is a huge complex of buildings and outdoor areas to explore, that is why I highly recommend taking one of the free guided tours...More

Thank kpiddy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Compare to the palaces in China, the size of the palace is small. But when you know the history, you will realize how valuable this palace is to Korean.

Thank CaptureKorea
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Like the palace from the outside...it is a pity visitors are not allowed to look inside rooms inside the palace. But in July the weather is really hot even for us from tropical country ! It is definitely better to visit in spring or autumn...More

Thank eljees
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The changing of the guard should not be missed. It was definitely a high light of our vacation. It was beautiful to see. The Palace was impressive and out tour guide was very informative in explaining the history and culture. So go with a guided...More

Thank SINYTravelmedic
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many of the historical sites in S. Korea are rebuilt or refurbished, but they are beautiful all the same. They have a strong cultural tradition, much like their food traditions -- that are interesting and rich.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace is about 2-3 blocks walk from the Anguk Train Station. Entrance is free is you're wearing a hanbok. We rented the dress for 18,000KWN. Prices depends on the design and you could get it for as low as 10,000KWN to around 25KWN. It...More

1  Thank iamREA
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Welincy S
14 July 2018|
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Response from Mike T |
Hi, there is some renovation going on in various parts, but it did not affect most of the tour. Was still worth seeing the palace.
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Jun Wei T
12 July 2018|
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Response from Andre T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, well I'm not too sure how to reserve a tour guide because a friend of mine took me around but i think you can ask the receptionist of the hotel you're staying for more information. They will provide you guys with... More
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Response from crazv0ice | Reviewed this property |
There is a lotte mart nxt to Seoul station where u can leave your bags at the customer service. It's meant for tourists who shop at lotte mart but I suppose u can try this. Not sure abt showers though. If you're coming in... More
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