Gyeongbokgung Palace
Categories: Attractions

Neighborhood: Cheonggyecheon/Jongno

1-1 Sejongno


South Korea

Local Language Address: 서울시 종로구 세종로 1-1


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The historic Gyeongbokgung Palace was constructed way back in 1394 by King Taejo which was expanded by his descendant King Sejong. It is the grandest of all the five palaces built for Korean royals during the Joseon Dynasty having 7,700 gorgeous rooms, and 330 buildings spread across over four hundred thousands square meters of land. It was burnt down during the Japanese occupation in the 1590s but was restored later on during the time of King Gojong from 1852 onwards. The Gyeongbokgung Palace houses the tranquil Hyangwonji Pond where the kings used to meditate or go to for having some peace and quiet. Another notable structure within the palace is the Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion. Beautiful sculptures from the past at the Geungjeongjeon Imperial Throne hall and Woldae can also be seen here. The national Folk Museum and the National Palace Museum is also found within the premises of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Make certain to see the wondrous Gyeongbokgung Palace when visiting Seoul. Call 82-2-723-4283 for inquiries and reservations.

TYPE: Historic Landmarks

Price Range: Not Sure

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: No

Parking: Street

Takeout: No

Delivers: No

Accept Credit Cards: No

Good For Groups: Yes

Good For Kids: No

Waiter Service: No

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