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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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  • Glad to be back at Seoul again, this time with my 2 boys, they enjoy every place we visited and thats me happy, Great weather, placed to be at this moment! 
    Glad to be back at Seoul again, this time with my 2 boys, they enjoy every place we visited and thats me happy, Great weather, placed to be at this moment!  more »
  • Wonderful place to take pictures, further in you go in the complex the better it gets. If you hire hanbok, there is no entry fee. Which is far more fun than waiting in a queue for tickets. It has a....  more
    Wonderful place to take pictures, further in you go in the complex the better it gets. If you hire hanbok, there is no entry fee. Which is far more fun than waiting in a queue for tickets. It has a....  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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