Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Gyeongbokgung Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Lin
Cebu City, Philippines55 contributions
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Oct 2021 • Friends
We visited last May 2019. This is a beautifully restored palace which draws you back to the rich history of Seoul. Got great photos of the place. If you love to walk around this place is good for you. It is also accessible through public transportation.
Written October 22, 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy367 contributions
Discovering ancient Korea
May 2021
Korea is not as famous as China or Japan, but many people don’t know that it’s culture started developing before the ones of the two more famous countries I previously mentioned. Gueongbokgung, in my opinion, has nothing to envy to the Forbidden City of Beijing. While walking, you can imagine to be in ancient Korea, with all the people wearing hanbok (for those who are unfamiliar, it’s the traditional Korean outfit)
Written June 29, 2021
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abm t
12 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2021 • Family
It is good place to visit if you walk lovers and would like to knownsome history.
I went with kids . We enjoyed but avoid to visit in hot day.
Written June 22, 2021
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JiaYin@SEU338E
Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
Amazing visit that worth it all in your Korea Trip!
Aug 2020
Visit the palace with Korean traditional costume (you could book it at shops nearby) allows you to enter the palace free of charged. Most authentic ancient feel in Korea! So beautiful with a mountain view behind the palace.
Written June 13, 2021
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Bianca Cabuyao
Bacoor, Philippines1 contribution
MUST VISIT!!!
Jun 2020
Well I've been here last 2015 and it was a great experience travelling in this palace. I've learned so much about the culture and history in Joseon Dynasty. Also this palace is definitely a must see over all other palaces in Seoul. It’s enormous with many areas to spread out and explore. Highly recommended to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace!!!
Written May 19, 2021
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MNataro
Pyeongtaek, South Korea395 contributions
Magnificent. Museum is first-rate
Nov 2020
It's so fun to see the Koreans dressed up in traditional garb all LARPing and cosplaying. Seriously. Idyllic scenery and world-class museum. There's even a smaller museum that gives an awesome intro to the Jeoson dynasty for kids. The larger, official museum is a perfect intro for adults to this fascinating period in Korean history.
Written April 24, 2021
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Jeremy Y
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe95 contributions
Great palace
Feb 2021
Great palace beautifully restored and a great walk on the beautiful ground. The price of the visit is really cheap compared to some historical monuments in Europe. The only down point with covid was no guided tour.
Some part of the grounds are still under work
Written February 14, 2021
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Bea Choi
Seoul, South Korea3 contributions
A must-see palace in Seoul
May 2020
I went back to this palace even during the Covid, just don't forget to follow the social distancing rule and a;ways wear your mask. I think this palace is still worth visiting. A good place to start if you want to know about Korean history, culture and amazing architecture.
Written January 21, 2021
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea19,734 contributions
The best among the palace in Seoul.
Dec 2020
C ( 20.12.24 )
This palace was the best among Seoul's palace, and had various architecture in Choseon's period. The palace had Gwanghwamun and some architecture. There was good to walk with various view, and enjoy about Korea's history. Must visit on Seoul trip.
Written December 27, 2020
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Andy. T
Birmingham, UK101 contributions
Taste of the past
Nov 2020 • Couples
Great palace, don't miss the changing of the guard, all in historical uniforms. Even in the Covid era it's still worth a visit.
Written November 21, 2020
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