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Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on...

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.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace is a wonderful place to visit and a must when in Seoul. Truly magnificent. The view is spectacular and one should try to put on the traditional garb and enjoy... read more

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gyeongbokgung Palace is a wonderful place to visit and a must when in Seoul. Truly magnificent. The view is spectacular and one should try to put on the traditional garb and enjoy relieving Korea's glorious past.

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Buena Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me tell you first, that the entrance fee to this place is only 3,000 krw (less than $3). This is incredibly cheap, considering how vast and large this place is. Also, if you rent and wear a hanbok from any hanbok rental shop near the palace, your entrance fee is FREE. I really recommend going here with a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a Kdrama fan and finally traveled to South Korea with the hopes of visiting significant places that are always shown in a drama. I don't know why but I'm into Saguek kind of drama with Kings (Wang) and Crown Princes (Seja) as the main characters. That is why my first stop is the Gyeongbukgong palace. I was imagining as... More 

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Thank Maris E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The highlight of my visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace is the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Make sure to schedule your visit or watch out for the actual changing of the guards schedule while you are the the vicinity of the palace. It is an experience that you will not regret! You may even take a picture or a video while... More 

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Thank Ron S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour guide did a good job showing my friends around. Good time management and good explanation. Were really having a good time and will totally bring my friend here again. Winter time is the best to visit such place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is accessible via subway (Gyeongbokgung Station) and follow the signs for the exits. There is an open area for you to take pictures at the main entrance if you just want a keep sake with some of the palace architecture in the background. However, if it is you first time, I would recommend paying a small fee to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace yesterday morning to acquaint ourselves with some culture and history of this vibrant nation of South Korea. We took a cab there for convenience instead of going by subway. We went there early at 9.30am because we wanted to witness the Ceremony of Gate Guard Change. This is held twice... More 

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Thank Sam T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When the KDramas were in bloom in 2000's, I was dreaming Korea as my home. I never expected that it became a reality. I love all the places especially where these historical destinations. I was really amazed when I got in the gate, there are 4 palaces to visit. This was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Best... More 

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Sabah, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you can see from the title, yes, free entrance is possible if you rent a hanbok (Korean traditional clothes). There's shops near Gyeongbokgong that rent out the hanboks. You can do some research first before going. And if you're like me, you've been there and just want to walk around taking pictures as well as seeing the shift changing... More 

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Pasay, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the tourists spot that you must not missed. A lot of foreigners wearing Korean costumes and have pictorial in the place. It's a vast place to walk so wear a comfortable shoes.

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