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“Great piece of history and architecture”

Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
Ranked #4 of 751 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.
Ulsan, South Korea
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“Great piece of history and architecture”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We enjoyed the beauty of this. Unfortunately, when we went it was cold and I don't think we gave the palace due justice. There isn't much to do, but we also had our son and were not able to spend a good amount of time taking a tour or audio tour. I am certainly glad we saw this beautiful palace though.

Visited November 2012
Thank amanda j
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“Worth Visiting”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Its an amazing and Historic place where you can learn a lot about South Koreans. Keep your schedule free for most part of the day as the area is huge and could find a lot of things of interest.

Visited October 2012
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“Korea 1st Palace”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It famous of its name " Korea first palace", strategically located at the heart of Seoul. You must visit this place as it is where the history of Korea is born. The royal of Korea is establish here.

Chinese, Japanese and English translate is available here, the chinese translator could speak fluent chinese enable us to understand the story of this Palace. It is a place full of "Feng Shui" arrangement and every single building has it own meanings. Then you could discover that how smart the Korean built it country.

If you come Korea but miss this place then you know Korea nothing better. I would strongly recommend you to visit here and follow the tour guide translate so to help you understand what you are seeing.

Visited November 2012
Thank eddysuki
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Nice Palace”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

You need to know in advance when you would like to visit as this place has weird times for visitors. They seem to favour tour groups.

Visited November 2012
Thank EmThong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Some Amazing History”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a very cool place right in the middle of the city. It reminds me very much of the forbidden city in China, but apparently is older. It is much smaller scale than China and not as busy. If you are in the downtown area it is well worth the visit. The changing of the guards happens everyday at 11am and is really interesting. The costumes and pageantry are very interesting to see.

Visited November 2012
Thank Barry H
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