About Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace also known as the Palace Greatly Blessed By Heaven is the biggest and most attractive one among the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon dynasty. This historical structure is also known as the Northern Palace because of its location. It houses more than 300 buildings as well as The National Folk Museum and The National Palace Museum. Its grand structure gives a feeling of life in Joseon-era Korea, re-enactments of royal rituals, and extensive displays of artifacts and period costumes. It was the main royal palace in South Korea between 1592 and 1598. The Palace is located to the north of the main building was built by King Gojong as his informal and private place for rest and leisure. The Palace is impressive both inside and outside. 

Must See

  • Grand Structure.
  • Lineage.
  • Re-Enactments.
  • Intact.
  • Picturesque Pavilion.
  • Traditionally-Clad Guardsmen. 

How to reach

Take Blue City Bus 109, 171, 172, 601, 606 to the Gyeongbokgung Palace bus stop. A single ride costs 1,300 KRW. 

Tips

  • Be first in line at the ticket booth to avoid the rush.
  • Take your camera with you. 
  • Use official information sites and your hotel concierge. They will guide you properly.
  • Tourist information centers have reliable Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and various phone chargers.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not bring alcohol.
  • It is less crowded in the mornings.
  • Sundays are the most crowded.   

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

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Entrance Fee

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3000 KRW per adult. 

1500 KRW per children aged between 7 to 18 years.
 

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Time you can spend

30 minutes to 1 hour

 

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Weather

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