Gyeongbokgung Palace

Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
  • Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-237003900
  • Ticket Price: 3000 KRW
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Review

Built in 1935, the Gyeongbokgung palace stands out amongst its peers because of its vivid design and architecture. Even though this palace was partially destroyed in a fire, one can’t help but notice the style resemblance of the Joseon dynasty. The complex of this palace also hosts the remarkable National Palace Museum and National Folk Museum. Visitors can experience the change of guard just like the olden times even today. Inside, there is a lot to be explored in terms of various living quarters, sculptures and architecture. The authentic Korean royal furniture and the carefully preserved objects d’art are quite noteworthy. Some of the fascinating facts about this palace are that it was the first place in Korea where electric lights were installed.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Information

  • Free guided tours are offered. Ask information desk for more details.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Free wheelchair rental service is available.
  • Operating hours are subjected to change depending on conditions or circumstances.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Ticket Prices

  • Tickets for Gyeongbokgung Palace are also valid at the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.
  • Adults (19-64): 3,000 won / Group (over 10 years): 2,400 won
  • Children (7-18): 1,500 won / Group (over 10 years): 1,200 won
  • Children (7 and under): free admission 

Gyeongbokgung Palace Opening and Closing Hours

  • The change of guard takes place between 10 am to 3 pm.

How To reach Gyeongbokgung Palace by Public Transport

  • Nearest subway station: Jeokseon Dong

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TripHobo Highlights for Gyeongbokgung Palace

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace Contact Number: +82-237003900
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace Price: 3000 KRW
  • Best time to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Seoul include Gyeongbokgung Palace in their plan

  • 62.79% of people start their Gyeongbokgung Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gyeongbokgung Palace

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43.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Reviews

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  • Great history here. It cost 3,000₩ to enter but it's totally worth paying a few bucks extra for a guided tour. It tells you more of the history and the fun facts about the palace. If you'd like to dress up in a traditional Hanoi, you should visit stores outside the palace. If it wasn't a hot day in June, I probably would have since the dresses look so pretty. They also have costumes for men too. Also make sure to bring plenty of water since they only place that solid water I could find was the National Folk Museum and I spent hours under the hot sun wandering around the place. Its massive so do bring comfortable shoes. And overall have fun!

  • The palace is so amazing constructed back then. The oldest the five. It is worthwhile going there earlier to avoid the peak crowd timing and you can enjoyed the traditional Korean culture. A very well maintained place to view. Great for many photo taking of the all place, especially when there lesser crowd. You should proceed to view the palace from the rear entrance, which has a very nice cultural museum building. When you moving along the buildings and headed toward the main,you will get more and more amazed.

  • Well worth the small cost to visit. Its absolutely stunning and a lovely walk around too. The palace is so colourful and well maintained. Simply beautiful with lovely scenary. If you get chance, also visit the museum just up from the palaces, it's such a lovely museum and extremely informative. It teaches you or the Royal family, their stamps, clothes, culture, changes over the years and so on. It's wonderful

  • This palace was one of my absolute favorite places in Seoul! It is so much bigger and more grand on the outside than you can even imagine! You can see a small part of the palace from the road, but it extends WAY beyond that. I highly recommend taking one of the free tours offered (they have an English tour). Try to time your visit so you can catch the changing of the guard ceremony as well.

  • It's a self guided palace. Make sure to keep your ticket even after you enter. I accidently walked out an exit not knowing and I was almost not let back inside. I loved that there is an original library filled with modern books that people can look through. You could even do work on the desks if you don't mind the traffic of people walking everywhere. All the architecture has been repainted in vivid colors to maintain the appearance of their original look. There is an interactive museum on salt. I personally enjoyed it as I have always been very interested in trade and the silk road. This museum is also where you will find the gift shop. Again, make sure to keep your ticket with you.

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