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Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot
"In the morning meet your guide and small group at Seoul’s Hongdae subway station where you’ll hop on your bike and start riding toward Gyeongbokgung Palace commonly referred to as the Northern Palace. En route pass Hongdae Street and well-known city attractions including Deoksu Palace and Seoul City Hall.Make your first stop at the Seoul Museum of History for a look at some educational exhibits with your guide. Learn about the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1905) Korea’s last empire before Japanese colonial rule and discover elements of modern urbanization in Seoul after it became the capital of South Korea.Then it's on to Gyeongbokgung Palace for a 1-hour tour. Built in 1395
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Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
"Meet your guide in front of the old Seoul City Hall building which today is being used as a library. After a 10 minute walk arrive at Gwanghwamun Gate the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here your expert guide will teach you the history of the Joseon Dynasty and about the traditional architecture used at Gyeongbokgung Palace. As you move through the Palace compound you will view buildings built in the year 1395 by great wooden architects. Next visit the National Folk Museum of Korea which is located on the palace compounds. A unique feature of this museum is its open-air exhibits
From $46.00
Seoul Combo: Cultural Heritage Tour with Kimchi Making and Traditional Dress Wearing
Hanbok"Seoul Combo: Cultural Heritage Tour with Kimchi Making and Traditional Dress WearingThis full-day tour combines a morning sightseeing tour of Seoul’s top cultural attractions with an afternoon at a cultural center where you don traditional dress and make kimchi."""Explore Korea’s cultural heritage on this full-day combo tour of Seoul. In the morning your sightseeing coach takes you and a knowledgeable guide to notable landmarks such as Jogyesa Temple Gyeongbokgung Palace and the National Folk Museum. After lunch
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Gyeongbokgung Palace Tips (93)

Gyeongbok Palace: Peace in the Heart of the City.

Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace is a gorgeous place to get away a stones throw from Chong No (which is sardine central if you get my meaning). The Architecture is gorgeous, and the natural setting...
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Feb 04, 2004

Palace with a past -Gyeongbokgung

Do a little bit of reading before you visit the palaces of Seoul, if not they will just be another nondescript Chinese architecture to you. There's a lot of sad, sad history behind these palace...
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Nov 02, 2004

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Check out my Travelogue for pictures and information about this awesome palace!Opening Hours:March through October: 9am to 6pmNovember through February: 9am to 5pmOpen until 7pm on Weekends and...
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Dec 12, 2008


Built in 1395 as residence for the royal family as well as seat of the government. It was destroyed in 1592 and only restored in 1865. After further destruction during the Japanese colonisation, a...
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Jan 28, 2006

Hyangwonjeong( Pavilion )

Hyangwonjeong are good examples of Korea Garden art. built in 1873 by King Gojong. he had built on an island in the pond. Hyangwonjeong are mean's far reaching fragrance pavilion. and to the pavilion...
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Feb 19, 2005

Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbok Palace was built as the primary palace of the Chosun Kingdom by its founder, King Taejo in 1395, the fourth year of his reign.The place where I took this photo was believed to be the best...
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Feb 25, 2005

Kyongbokkung Palace

This is one of the biggest palace complexes in Seoul, and is (in my opinion) the best one I've seen in Seoul. It was originally built during the Yi dynasty, over 500 years ago, but was destroyed by...
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Jan 21, 2004

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is the most famous of the palaces found in the city of Seoul. If you have only 1 palace to visit, then choose this one. It requires a whole afternoon to visit. Within the vicinity...
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Oct 03, 2010

Gyeongbokgung Palace

This palace was one of the highlights of our second visit to Seoul. There was just so much going on. We began by watching the changing of the guards ceremony just outside the main gate. You can watch...
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Jun 30, 2013

Gyeongbokgung Palace!

It was in 1395, three years after the JoseonDynasty was founded by Yi Seong-gye, when the construction of the main royal palace was completed and the capital of the newly founded dynasty moved from...
Jun 01, 2010

Gyeongbokgung Palace

This palace is established in 1395 and fine example of Joseon Dynasty architecture. It was twice destroyed by the Japanese and rebuilt. Hence epitomize the Korean strength and spirits.Open daily...
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Oct 25, 2006


Gyeongbokgung, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It is the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palaces of the period, it has a 500 year history. Inside the grounds stands the National...
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Mar 18, 2008
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Things to Do Near Gyeongbokgung Palace

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The National Folk Museum of Korea

The National Folk Museum, free entry, has a nice display of the Korean history and way of life in Korea. If you enter from the Gyeogbokgung Palace, don't loose you ticket if you want to go back that...
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National Palace Museum of Korea

part two of my tips on the National Palace Museum of Korea, just beside the Gyeongbok Palace. The National Folk Museum of Korea is located in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Its 25,088 articles well represent...
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Statue of Sejong the Great

Sejong is generally seen as the greatest king of the Joseon dynasty and is best remembered for the introduction of the Korean alphabet Hangeul. This simpler alphabet replaced the Chinese characters...
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Jogyesa - Buddhist Temple

Jogye Temple is chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism. Jogye Temple was originally built in 1910 and bore the name of Gakhwangsa Temple by the monks longing for...
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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

This large building is the cultural place of Seoul Citizens. it was built in 1978. It is a comprehensive cultural space with a floor space of 52,800 square meters and has large and small auditoriums...
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Seoul Museum of Art

The Seoul Museum of Art has continued to expand since 1928 and moved to its current location at 37 Seosomun-dong in May 2002, after remodeling this building that housed the Republic of Korea Supreme...
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Getting to Gyeongbokgung Palace


161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00