What would you do when you come visit Seoul, Korea? Would you go to Namdaemun and Dongdaemon market? Would you go to everland or lotte world? It is worth visiting these places, but you should not forget to visit the palaces in Seoul. 

Basically there are 5 old palaces and Gyeongbok Palace is the largest and the most beautiful. This was built 1395 by Taejo and its territory is as big as 432,702 square meters. In 1592, it was burned down by Japanese invasion and was rebuilt again in 1867. 

After the second invasion of Japan, many units were destroyed or damaged. Since 1991, the entire recovering plan was implemented over 20 years. 

During certain period they are open at night from 19:00-22:00(must enter before 21:00)

March 2 – April 4

May 29 – June 1
Opening hours are as below. 

Jan – Feb : 09:00~17:00(must enter before 16:00) 

March – May : 09:00~18:00(must enter before 17:00)

June – Aug : 09:00~18:30(must enter before  17:30)

Sep – Oct: 09:00~18:00 (must enter before 17:00)

Nov – Dec : 09:00~17:00(must enter before 16:00)

Adults: 3,000Won

Over 10 people: 2,400Won per each person


Under age 6, if you wear Hanbol(Korean traditional coatume), Over 65, last Wed of  each month (when cultural events are held)


Go to Gwanghwamun Station exit no.9 or Gyngbokgung station exit no.5. 


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