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National Palace Museum of Korea

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National Palace Museum of Korea

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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045 South Korea
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GyeongbokgungSeoul Metropolitan Subway3 min
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No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul

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Enjoy the highlights of the DMZ and get back to Seoul in time for lunch on a guided group tour. Listen to immersive commentary during visits to Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory, and other important landmarks. Have your camera ready for an unobstructed view of one of the world's most famous demilitarized zones. Best of all, this excursion does not include unnecessary shopping stops that other tours add on, which saves you valuable vacation time.
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JHL wrote a review May 2020
Seoul, South Korea7,118 contributions608 helpful votes
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This is one of the best museums in Korea. Shouldn't be missed if you visit Seoul. - The location is close from metro Gyeongbokgung Station(line #3) and within the area of Gyeongbokgung Palace. However, like most other national museums, the admission is free. - Starting from 2nd floor, it leads to 1st floor and B1F. - There are royal treasures, clothes, publications, inventions, etc. - Enough seats in the middle. No need to be afraid of getting exhausted in the way. - The souvenir shop has fine products. Some of them are even affordable. A café is also awesome. I definitely recommend stopping by these two at the end.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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BillNabilah wrote a review Mar 2020
Sepang, Malaysia264 contributions49 helpful votes
It is located within Gyeongbokgung Palace. Entrance is free. Inside the museum, you can collect beautiful stamps. A brief history about the past Korea. A lot of exhibition changing from time to time. Make sure to come here when you are in Seoul.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ErkiBear wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom263 contributions96 helpful votes
This museum is in the grounds of Gyeonbokgung palace and is a great place to get a bit more understanding about the Joseon dynasties - especially if you didn't have guided tour of the palace. Just the right size to be interesting but not bombard you with too much information.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ellycmc7 wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia267 contributions93 helpful votes
Entrance is free and there is audio guide that you can rent at the information desk. It is located within Gyeongbukgung but just outside the ticketing booth. Plenty of displays and descriptions depicting the lives of the royal families who lived in the palaces. Took us an hour to complete though we would love to stay longer.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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LG_Kay wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore7,499 contributions1,368 helpful votes
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I arrived at the Gyeongbokgung Palace at 0930hr, too early to witness the changing of royal guards ceremony at 1000hr, Hence I decided to visit this nearby museum first. There are free digital locker to store my backpack. This museum displays royal relics from the Joseon Dynasty. There are many exhibition halls, with each hall displaying exhibits of Kings of the Joseon Dynasty, Joseon Palaces, Royal Court Life, Korean Empire, Astronomy & Science Hall Ⅰ, Royal Court Paintings, Jongmyo, the Royal Ancestral Shrine, Royal Court Music, Royal Procession, Astronomy & Science Hall Ⅱ. After visiting the museum, I have a better understanding of the King’s life during that era. Admission is free with toilet facilities and seats for resting.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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