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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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  • This is the largest of the five palaces located in Seoul. It is closed on Tuesdays. It has changes of the guard that is a very colorful and ceremonial event.  more »
  • It’s really easy to find the Palace, there are signs from the subway station all the way to the place. We went during Chuseok, a national holiday, so entry was free. It’s a really huge palace with ple...  more »
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  • Really awesome palace! Definitely rent the traditional Korean clothing and roam around the palace grounds. It's an amazing experience, not to mention the historical significance of it. The palace grounds are beautiful and picturesque. It is definitely one of the must see places when you are on Seoul!
  • Night flight landing in Korea by morning, followed by the first place of sightseeing. Gyeongbokgung Palace. Trust me, I thought I will be one of the few during this off peak season, but oh-no. Literally spilling over with people from all walks of life, of course, we walked alongside them in the huge area. Traditional definitely speaks for itself, plus history has it at well in this Palace. Admirable structure and architecture, and of course the changing of the guards is one of it you will see. We on the other hands, had about an hour in this palace for seeing and of course picturing. Beautiful. Must be considered as one of the prides of Korea and a must visit as well.
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