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Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Address

161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Inquiries

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 

For more info : +82-2-3700-3900, +82-2-738-9171, +82-2-3210-1645, +82-2-3700-3904

Homepage

www.royalpalace.go.kr
(Korean, English)

Introduction

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung Palace (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung Palace (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces.

The premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919) .

Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively in tact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculpture of contemporary art.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

* Tickets for Gyeongbokgung Palace are also valid at the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.

Directions

  • [Subway]
    Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) and Exit 5.
    Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) and Exit 1.
  • [Bus]
    Take Bus No. 1020, 7025,109, 171, 172, 601 or 606 and get off at Gyeongbokgung Palace Bus Stop.

    Take Jongno Bus No. 11 and get off at National Folk Musuem of Korea Bus Stop.
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