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

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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace

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

  • 82.45% of people start their Gyeongbokgung Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gyeongbokgung Palace

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

60.16% of people prefer walking in order to reach Gyeongbokgung Palace

People normally club together Jogyesa Temple and The National Folk Museum Of Korea while planning their visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Reviews

  • Great place to visit. Beautiful architecture. Lots to see. Very relaxing environment compared to the hustle and bustle of the city outside the walls. Everything is photogenic it's very easy to get some stunning photos. We were very lucky with the weather. Well recommended, must visit location of you are in the Seoul area.

  • I visited the Gyeongbokgung palace with my guests from India. We think Gyeongbokgung Palace is a must visitors attractions in Seoul. I would highly recommend everyone coming to Seoul to visit Gyeongbokgung palace. Easy access to every corner of the palace. The vast beautiful palace and its surrounding are well maintained and beautifully designed. It took us few hours to tour this complex. We also capture memorable pictures.

  • One of the palaces where the king of Korea ruled the country during the Chosen Dynasty. The palace buildings are so impressive and designed. Special events are well worth taking time to sign up to. I will include pictures of this event visited during Cheusuk. The visit to the inner palace areas require a special pass. It is well worth the effort to acquire the passes as this is the area where the special lake with a special palace building is located. It is so beautiful with the lighting of the buildings on the lake.

  • 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!

  • Very beautiful palace, the biggest.. too shame that it was mostly destroyed but its remaining beauty is yet enjoyable.. and even after 1st visit .. one will feel the need to revisit again as it is really huge and one can't get to see it all in one day.. but it's open for free on national holidays.. we were lucky that we had a very knowledgeable guide that showed us through its beauty and directed us to the important features in each corner.. but yet if there was no guide you'd still enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful korean history.

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