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경복궁, 서울특별시
  • Jonathan K.
    "Probably the best palace in Seoul."(7 Tips)
    Youngmin K.
    "Beautiful palace."(5 Tips)
    Hana F.
    "also rent hanbok"(5 Tips)
    I LOVE S.
    "comprehensive and grandest of the five palace of the period."(4 Tips)
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  • Janette J.
    Janette JCJanuary 5, 2016
    Each rock plate represents where the soldiers stand by their level. There is a beautiful lake on the west and mountain at the back of the Gyeongbokgong palace.
    DHR.comSeptember 8, 2011
    The main palace from the Joseon Dynasty. Aside from the breathtaking Korean/Chinese architecture, this is also home to the National Palace Museum and National Folk Museum. Definitely a must-see.
  • Angeline T.
    Angeline TeohOctober 6, 2017
    Be sure to check out the time for the guard changing ceremony. You can exit gyeonbokgung station to reach this palace directly. It's a huge palace but the main hall and rooms are restricted to enter.
  • Hana F.
    Hana Feberia 🐻November 28, 2016
    this place is must visit if you are in Korea especially Seoul. this palace are sooo beautiful, you can also rent hanbok (traditional Korean dress) for taking picture inside this palace.
  • Toby C.
    Toby CornwellJanuary 27, 2016
    Obviously a must visit if you are in Seoul!! So big and right in the middle of the city. Book a tour, it is worth it!! Allow a few hours to just wander around :)
  • Simple Discoveries
    Simple DiscoveriesApril 25, 2016
    This is the largest of Seoul's Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty - and the crowds indicate so. Suggest getting the pass at 10,000 Won to see all 5 and then take 2-3 days to visit.
  • Worldbiz
    WorldbizDecember 18, 2015
    Grandest palace in Seoul set against mountain backdrop. Many pavilions & halls spread out on sprawling grounds, prepare to walk! Closed on tues. Daily changing of guards 10am-3pm.
  • amalina a.
    amalina azizJanuary 26
    Rent a Hanbok and you get to enter for free! I think this palace is a must visit if you travel to Seoul for the first time! It’s really beautiful seeing so many tourists wearing Hanbok.
  • Frankie J. 😎 G.
    One of the main attraction and iconic site of the city, a very big complex with many historical palace, residences, pavilions and halls. There's free guided English tours at specific times
  • Tanya V.
    Tanya VJune 11, 2016
    A must visit. The most beautiful Joseon dynasty palace. 500 amazing buildings to admire. Make sure to check out a pond with lilies
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesJuly 8, 2017
    The most famous Palace in Seoul (although I found Deoksugung prettier), sprawling. If you want to go in the center temple, you have to buy a ticket in advance (day before).
  • Xay T.
    Xay TanovanMarch 13, 2013
    it's one of the thing you have to see when you go to seoul. This palace is so big and very nice to see. Take your time because it's very big, but you'll not regret
  • MoeryNapitupulu
    MoeryNapitupuluAugust 8, 2014
    Never forget to apply generous sunblock, put on your glasses, bring your umbrella and complemented by a small electric fan, this complex is huge, open and super hot in summer
  • Josh
    JoshSeptember 6, 2014
    Must see. Don't forget to head to the folk museum out the back and check out the historic sets that have been built! Your ticket allows you to exit and leave.
  • I LOVE S.
    I LOVE SEOUL TOUR.March 29, 2016
    built in 1394 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910)by its founder King Taejo, it is the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palace of the period. Read more
  • Eric K.
    Eric KimNovember 18, 2017
    It’s a palace of Chosun dynasty. If you wear Hanbock can enter without entrance fee. There is English guide service for free. Check the time. :-) It takes about two hours to look around.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 19, 2012
    Six centuries old and still welcoming respectful visitors, this is the grandest of Seoul’s palaces. The two-storey Geujeongjeon is impressive, but the lake pavilion islands are unforgettable.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PrahApril 19, 2016
    Unique Palace to tour right in the center of Seoul. Restaurants and other stores near by for shopping and eateries.
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariDecember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice palace to visit but if planning to visit only one palace in Seoul go to changdeokgung palace which is much better & has the same design. Here go to national folk museum.
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's still being restored, it's like a smaller version of the Forbidden City, but with typical Korean characteristics like that creaky floorboards and that sitting on the floor!
  • n a.
    n aJanuary 15
    They have free guided tours in English, Korean and other languages. Try to attend them since you’ll appreciate the place more and get a lot of information.
  • Korea Travel Guide
    Korea Travel GuideOctober 7, 2013
    Gorgeous royal palace where King lived, built by the Joseon Dynasty(14C~19C). Don't miss Kyonghoeru with reservation on web. Entrance KRW 3000. Closed on Tue. Get official tour guide PDF from link! Read more
  • Bitter R.
    Bitter RootOctober 4, 2014
    Get down to the basement in the northeast corner, and see the water clock. It's a monster, and pretty cool to see such an old Rube Goldberg machine.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LimApril 10, 2015
    Don't say you have visited Seoul if you have not been to this beautiful palace! Remember to take a great shot right opposite the square!
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio ResendeDecember 30, 2016
    Beautiful traditional palace that has been fully rebuilt and now is a UNESCO world heritage site. Free entry on wednesdays.
  • Je Oah
    Je OahMay 28, 2016
    Amazingly built historical palace,very huge, and full of impressive memory. Worth to visit!
  • Magdalena M.
    Magdalena MrázkováOctober 8, 2017
    Beautiful! We were there during Chuseok and although the admission was for free everywhere that day, the amount of people was overwhelming
  • korea photo
    korea photoJanuary 14, 2014
    The present building was constructed in 1867 (the 4th year of the reign of King Gojong) on an island of an artificial, rectangular lake that is 128 m wide and 113 m across. Read more
  • Filiani T.
    Filiani TendeanOctober 11, 2016
    Very large palace.. not too crowded.. love the weather too.. love this place a lot..
  • William K.
    William KanFebruary 23, 2015
    One of the few must see palaces in Seoul, getting more and more people though.
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterApril 30, 2017
    Go rent traditional Korean clothing for free admission to the palace. A little touristy but a good laugh
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGOctober 3, 2017
    Absolutely awe inspiring palace/temple. The grounds sprawl on & on & back up to beautiful mountain views. We had the pleasure of visiting on national founding day and seeing many in traditional dress.
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TanApril 29, 2016
    Must visit, make sure you watch the guard changing ceremony and utilize the Free tour guide.
  • Daniel W.
    One of the most impressive places in Seoul. Have a walk inside the big park of the palace.
  • Angelika E.
    Angelika EsquilloNovember 30, 2014
    Remember to walk until you find the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion or this beautiful pond situated at the back of all the palaces in Gyeongbokgung.
  • korea photo
    korea photoDecember 8, 2013
    Gyeongbokgung(경복궁), also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace -- is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. Read more
  • Rickard J.
    Rickard JonssonOctober 12, 2016
    A nice museum showing how the palace looked like when it was in use. It is quite an inexpensive museum to visit
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 26, 2013
    The GyungBok Palace looks almost exactly as it did when the emperor of Korea lived in it during the Chosun Dynasty in the mid-1800s.
  • Dan M.
    Closed on mondays. The back palace surrounded by a lake is being remodeled at the moment. Check the guard change hours and you’ll see a pretty cool spectacle :)
  • Anne A.
    Anne AngelesDecember 18, 2013
    There is a free English guide tour scheduled everyday except Tuesdays at 11am, 130pm, 3pm. A must attend!
  • Maria Ellen L.
    There are many palaces in Seoul,and for most you can't visit all of them. So if i have to visit one of these beautiful palaces, I would say it has to be Gyeongbokgung. :)
  • Doug W.
    Doug WSeptember 30, 2017
    My favorite palace in Seoul. You can tie several together and make a nice day walking tour. One of my favorite things to do the day after flying in.
  • Zhi hong L.
    Zhi hong LamSeptember 16, 2016
    Beautiful palace. It was destroyed by Japan previously and this is a rebuild. Free entrance during Koreans' Chunseok day (A.K.A Mooncake festival)
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanNovember 3, 2015
    Really well maintained - freshly painted every 2 years! But as such, not as authentic as you might think.
  • Sandra O.
    Sandra OhMarch 14, 2015
    The biggest and most famous palace in Korea! Take at least half a day to explore the whole place and museum.
  • Pawonpol S.
    I was so excited to being there. It was my first time of being at the palace in Korea. It reminded me to the period drama such แดจังกึม, ซอนต๊อก
  • cristian c.
    cristian cedaceroJune 17, 2011
    "Built at the beginning of the Chosun Dynasty when the Yi Dynasty moved the capital to Seoul, this palace remained the main seat of power for Korea kings throughout much of the time to the present. Gy
  • C L.
    C LDecember 16, 2016
    Not the most impressive royal / ex-royal palace / residence I have been to. Would only recommend if you have spare time. Would prefer the museums nearby.
  • Juliette L.
    Juliette Le FriecNovember 4, 2014
    It is definitely something you must see in Seoul. It is quiet impressive and beautiful
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    Candy ChloeNovember 17, 2015
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