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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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  • We visited in the evening when it was lit up. It was stunning. I emagine a totally different experience during the day, but equally as impressive. Lovely grounds. 
    We visited in the evening when it was lit up. It was stunning. I emagine a totally different experience during the day, but equally as impressive. Lovely grounds.  more »
  • We saw this palace as part of a tour of Palaces and Museums. I would recommend that approach because one learns much more than just seeing buildings. One can imagine how things were in palace life.....  more
    We saw this palace as part of a tour of Palaces and Museums. I would recommend that approach because one learns much more than just seeing buildings. One can imagine how things were in palace life.....  more »
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  • Worth a visit because of its cultural significance and cheap entry cost, but otherwise it's very large without much shade, and there is no way to buy water inside, forcing you to leave. There is no re-entry allowed. You could spend all day here and probably not see all of it, so I recommend you do some research beforehand to focus on the areas you'd like to see. We walked over 6km. BRING WATER.
  • This was a beautiful area to walk around and learn some Korean history. The ticket price was very reasonable. We rented hanboks for the day, so admission was free. The ground were lovely and expansive. Rent an audio tour or just peacefully enjoy the palace. Of all the palaces in Seoul, this is the main one and a must.

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