Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Gyeonbokgung Palace

Gyeonbokgung Palace Entrance

Gyeonbokgung Palace also know as Gyeonbokgung was constructed in 1394. The Palace was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The South Korean Government in 1989 started a 40 year initiative to rebuild or repair the damage that was done during the Japanese occupation.

You can easily spend hours wandering around this Palace. The whole area is divided up into different sections. You have the Living quarters, Pavillion, Shrines, Official Quarters, compounds and many more.

Opening Hours:
March through October: 9am to 6pm
November through February: 9am to 5pm
Open until 7pm on Weekends and National Holidays (May to August only).
Ticket booth will close one hour before closing of the palace.
Closed on Tuesdays

Admission:

3’000 Won (Half price for Kids and Teens from 7 to 18)

Free Guided Walking Tours:
English at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Japanese at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Chinese at 10.30am, 1pm and 3pm

Changing of Guards:
Every hour from 1oam to 4pm

How To Get to Gyeongbokgung Palace:

There are 3 lines located near the Palace. See the picture below for more info.
The easiest way to get there is to take Line 3 to Gyeongbokgung station and leave exit 5.
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For more information visit the official site http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/html/eng/main/main.jsp

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