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“Portal to Korea's rich culture” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
Ranked #4 of 734 things to do in Seoul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Makati City
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“Portal to Korea's rich culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

On our way to gyeongbokgong palace we meet group of volunteer students who offer free English tour within gyeongbokgong palace... This made our tour interesting... Special thanks to Alex Kwon, who spent almost the whole day getting us around gyeongbokgong palace and educating us about their rich culture:)
Just outside the palace youll see gwanghwanmun square.

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Duhok, Iraq
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

we needed many hours to see most of it, don't miss the guard's show.

Visited April 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“huge palace afterall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

The 1st royal changing ceremony start about 10.30am and the ceremony is about 10minutes only. Then you can take pictures with the guides..but dont be surprised that they will not smile at all. You still can take pictures with them and outside the palace even you dont but the ticket but to get inside, you have to buy ticket at only 3000won. They are more places to explore inside including korean national folk museum.

Visited March 2012
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Sao Paulo
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“Loved the place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

It's a scenario of the old times, beautiful place to spend some hours. Plan to be in front around 11AM that they have a ceremonial.

Visited March 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“A historical palace inside the modern city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

I have been there a few times already and it never gets boring! A great place to visit for a day, also for a picnic. Very well maintained . Don't miss the show at the entrance of the palace, it feels like going back in time! There is one part of the palace that you need to book at least a day before you visit, if you don't you cannot get in. Absolutely loved it!

Visited October 2011
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