Gyeongbokgung Palace - South Korea


Gyeongbokgung Palace is beautiful and huge. It is located in Seoul. If you have ever watched Korean Series, you may feel familiar with some area in the palace. There is Royal Guard Changing Ceremony in front of the palace. It is good opportunity to see the traditional Korea when visit this palace. Time: 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 (10 minutes). You can access here by public transportation.


Access
Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 2 or Gyeongbokgung Palace Station, Exit 5 

Admission Fee

Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won 
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won 


Operating Hours (Closed on Tuesdays)

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

When enter to the palace, I saw the long gate and saw the poster of Dae Jang Geum or the Jewel in the Palace. You can learn the history especially Joseon dynasty. There are several halls

The 4th photo (right & bottom) is Gyeonghoeru Pavilion which is surrounded by the pond. It was built for special events such as for feasting foreign envoys. 




Throne Hall Compound is where the king granted audiences to his officials. It is the largeset hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace. The sculptures around the hall are also interesting.The area around the hall is big.



Let's see inside the hall. This is The throne inside Geunjeongjeon Hall.
I often saw this scene on the Korean series.


These are only some areas of the palce. In fact, the palace is very hugh. You can spend the half day here for your trip but my schedule was tight so I could only walk to some areas and took photo.

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