Gyeongbokgung Palace stands as one of Seoul’s premiere and most iconic attractions. The Palace itself has existed on these grounds for thousands of years, however it tragically burned down in the 16th century. What remains today is the exact replication built in the 19th century of what used to stand (and trust me, you wouldn’t know it was a replica unless you were told).
If you are a lover of architecture, history, or culture, you will enjoy a trip to Gyeongbokgung. The affordable entry price makes it accessible to all travellers, and there is enough to see here to warrant at least a half day. Many people walk around in the traditional hanbok dress which adds even more to the atmosphere.
I absolutely fell in love with this palace and its gorgeous grounds. It was quintessentially Korean and the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your camera. Below is a photo gallery of Gyeongbokgung Palace which will hopefully show you some of the special things to be found in the complex. It is hard to do a place like Gyeongbokgung justice because the architecture is so intricate, but this should provide an insight into the true wonder of the palace.
Entry: 3000 Korean won
Opening hours: January-February 09:00-17:00, March-May 09:00-18:00, June-August 09:00-18:30, September-October 09:00-18:00, November-December 09:00-17:00
Subway station: Gyeongbokgung
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