Sunday, June 26, 2016

South Korea Day 2: Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

March 2, our second day in South Korea. Continuation of South Korea Day 2: Gwanghwamun Square.

As I said on my previous post, our theme for this day was to go to "historical places". Gyeongbokgung Place was one of them. 




Gyeongbokgung Palace was considered by Time Magazine as Top 1 on Seoul: 10 Things to Do.

It was the first royal built by the Joseon Dynasty in 1395. It is also considered as the largest palace of all the five palaces in South Korea. 






We failed to witness the changing of royal guards but we had a chance to have photos with them. This ceremony takes place twice a day in front of Gwanghwamun Gate at 10 am and 2 pm.



From the Gwanghwamun Square, we crossed the street and walked to the direction of Gwanghwamun Gate (main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace). Please refer to the Google Map below.

Screenshot from Google Maps

Note: The palace is closed every Tuesdays. We went there on a Wednesday.



Address: 03045 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 

Admission Fee for Foreigners: KRW 3,000 (ages 19-64) / KRW 1,500 (ages 7-18)

Website: http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/ Available in KR and EN



How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.

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