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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

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Dating back to 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace served as the residence of the Joseon dynasty rulers, their households, and governments. Though much of the original structure was destroyed by fire in the late 16th century, the palace was reconstructed during the 19th-century reign of King Gojong. The expansive complex includes a number of pavilions and halls, as well as the royal family's private quarters. Also on premises, you'll find the National Folk Museum, National Palace Museum, and a number of traditional Korean gardens. Plan a trip to Seoul easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • It is a grand palace with impressive buildings and gardens. In certain times of the year one could visit it at night. For foreigners one could buy the ticket at a special ticket counter near the entra...  more »
  • Despite the rain that day, hundreds of Koreans in costumes were there to take pictures in front of the magnificent palace... It is a must see! The Palace of radiant happiness is aptly named.
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  • The Central Palace in the palace complex. Twice in front of the Palace, with 10 in the morning and 2:00 pm changing the guard solemnly, with the drums. Very carefully buy your tickets may sell two of the palace complex, which are in different places, their territories are large, per day you can bypass
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  • 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.
  • I got really lucky. On the day I arrived there were many young people dressed in traditional clothing visiting the palace. It gave the place a touch of authenticity and I think the men and women there loved the experience. I envy them that love of their culture.
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