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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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  • First Seoul and Korea were not our visit destination. We visited during a layover at the Incheon Airport. If you ever have a long lay-off and land before 8:00, do this tour. I could not stand the...  more »
  • Great for those who want to know more about the history and culture, and no you don’t really need a tour guide if you just want to take pretty photos and they had traditional wear for rental as well  more »
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  • It is a really interesting place! The entrance is only 3000won, and if you even rent some traditional clothes, what is possible everywhere around the palace then the entrance is even for free! You will see a lot of people do that, what gives the place a even more interesting atmosphere! Definitely worth to go there. What fascinated me the most was the fact that the Korean traditional houses had all floor heating, several hundred years ago, with a special design they created a wind tunnel under the house and made fire in it. Great to see that!
  • The whole place is very beautiful and very big. A whole day is not enough to see everything in the area. There are a lot of people visiting also, and a lot of students. The entrance is free if you come in wearing hanbok and if you have purchase a Seoul Pass (which should be valid on the day of visit). The changing of guards is also a must see! It's quite a long ceremony, but the palace provides English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese narration of what's happening. A map is also provided and audio narration is also available for rent.
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