Gyeongbokgung Palace

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  • 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

About Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

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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  • 95% of people who visit Seoul include Gyeongbokgung Palace in their plan

  • 62.73% 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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42.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Reviews

  • The Royal Palace is an amazing place filled with culture and history. The architecture is truly beautiful and unique. Here many young South Korean lovers come to take a walk dressed in their traditional garments. It is a really bohemian picture to see lovers hand in hand enjoying the palace. The entry fee is minimal, around $3.5, and the palace grounds are vast. It is magnificent between Spring and Fall when the gardens are blooming, and in the Winter the Palace is transformed into a picture perfect story like painting. If you see the sweet ole’ lady selling fire roasted chestnuts outside the main gate, try it, you will definitely enjoy it.

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace is really big and wide. You can walk walk and walk around the place without tiredness because just watching people having fun taking photos. There are small buildings inside the palace. Their designs are very beautiful with aromatic gardens surrounded by small canals along the way you walk. Cherry blossoms seem to be the highlight of this period. Wearing national costumes allow you to enter here for free. Also, it looks quite cute and charming when you are in those costumes.

  • WOW this place really popular and is a must visit for everyone who is coming to Korea for a couple days or week and even month. It has English tours 3 times a day if you ever needed 11:00 - 13:30 - 15:30 and it closed on Tuesday. This is the first and the largest royal palace has elegant architectures design and very unique in it own way. Many young couples coming here for traditional dress and taking photo together. Sometime during the guard shift changes that it will performing the royal guards patrol ceremony with guards wearing traditional uniforms, weapons and instruments in front and near the royal palace entrance. You will have an amazing open eyes experiences. The palace vast and get ready for walk walk and walk to exploring and have a view of it designs, arches, woods, bricks, stones, walls, steps, trees, flowers, statues, houses and lakes. Don’t forget to capturing more video and remember to taking a lot of photos.

  • Beautiful and large. However, for me, the real deal in architecture , design and layout lies in Xi'an, China. The changing of guards ceremony is worth getting there early, though. A star is accorded to the guide (for the Chinese language tour) for her clarity, patience and... knowledge of the palace. Humble suggestion: follow the free tour even though it takes about 90 minutes.

  • Must see location for any tourist in Seoul. They have English tours a few times a day but you can just wander the grounds yourself with an English guide leaflet. Beautiful photo opportunities during cherry blossom season. You can also get free entry if you wear traditional Korean clothing that can be hired in many locations nearby. It works put more expensive than just buying a ticket, but it's loads more fun and makes for some great photos.

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