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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

The palace ground is so big that 2 hours tour is not enough. The palace are well maintained. Free entrance if your wearing hanbok outfit. Palace guard perform traditional drum parade.

Thank maribeth121865
Reviewed 2 days ago

if you not a history or archi buff, all korean palaces look almost the same to the untrained eye. This is no different. But the changing of the guard ceremony at 10am or 2pm is worth catching. The ceremony is free but hte palace entry...More

Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it’s your first time in Seoul, this is a must see. The palace is huge, you will need to allot 1 to 2 hours or more if you fancy taking pictures while wearing hanbok. The place can get very crowded. Check the schedule of...More

Thank wanderingdx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My first introduction to Korean history was a relaxed walk in the palace grounds. I opted for the English language audio guide. Saw the change of guards and enjoyed seeing the many visitors in traditional outfits. I appreciated the effort to preserve Korean culture and...More

Thank 195travelingsil
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Palace full of beautiful autumn scenery but also have renovation at major attraction, so cannot fully experience whole beauty of the Palace. The experience of wearing the costume is unforgettable and the changing ceremony also interesting. Not to be miss.

Thank FarAway466806
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great afternoon strolling around the grounds of the Palace. Even though it was a busy day the grounds are so big you barely notice. We had the headset for a self guided tour which made it great for zigzag...More

Thank O6404ERambers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first of many temples I visited around Seoul. This one was definitely the largest and most crowded. I was here during the week so there were a lot of school groups and tours. Admission is really cheap and they do tours...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the 4 palaces in Jongmyo. Good place for photos and it is huge. Happen to also witness protests going on outside the palace. Pretty unique experience and ticket is affordable. Just that a lot of walking to do.

Thank ws1985
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s pretty cool here! Walking around the grounds of the palace, and it’s pretty big too so can spend a good 1-2 hours here. Make sure you come right when they open to avoid the crowds! However the downside is we went to the dessert...More

Thank shirleyyc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour to the palace will give you insights of Korean history, particularly the monarchy. We had a great tour guide, Sharon Yi of VIP travel who gave us detailed historical accounts of Korean Peninsula history and the dynasty that once led the monarchy. The...More

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November 2, 2018|
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Response from bdgdavid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see this .. .But from the web .... (The Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony is held at the Gwanghwamun Gate, which is the first gate to the Gyeongbokgung Palace but you will need to wait at the square... More
September 16, 2018|
Response from Peppale P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I think it would be better to check their official website for further information.
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September 9, 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