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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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  • A very large number of spectators, young men and women and children, like to rent the Korean clothes to visit the shrine ... Now the female Korean dress brilliant, very dazzling ... It still takes young, beautiful women to look good.
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  • Nice Palace for taking photos with family and friends. Alot of greens and lakes lakes around the area. Recommend to come early as it gets packed quickly with tours.  more »
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  • 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!
  • The palace is so amazing constructed back then. The oldest the five. It is worthwhile going there earlier to avoid the peak crowd timing and you can enjoyed the traditional Korean culture. A very well maintained place to view. Great for many photo taking of the all place, especially when there lesser crowd. You should proceed to view the palace from the rear entrance, which has a very nice cultural museum building. When you moving along the buildings and headed toward the main,you will get more and more amazed.
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