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Address
55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 새문안로 55 (신문로)
Type
Palaces
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-724-0121, 0274~6
Homepage
www.museum.seoul.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
During the latter half of the Joseon period, Gyeonghuigung Palace served as the secondary palace for the king. Situated on the west side of Seoul, it was also called Seogwol, literally meaning "a palace of the west." The secondary palace was where the king moved to in times of emergency.

From In-Jo to Cheol-Jong, about ten kings from the Joseon Dynasty stayed here at Gyeonghuigung. This palace was built using the slanted geography of the surrounding mountain, and it boasts traditional beauty in its architecture and huge historical significance. For a time, it was of a considerable size, even to the point of having an arched bridge connecting it to Deoksugung Palace. For the king’s royal audience, there was Sungjeongjeon and Jajeongjeon buildings, and for sleeping quarters, Yungbokjeon and Hoesangjeon buildings.

Altogether there were about 100 small and large buildings on the palace grounds. But when Japan began occupation of Korea in 1908, the Japanese school, Gyeongseong Middle School moved into the palace, and as a result, much of the palace became leveled or moved. Currently, Gyeonghuigung’s front gate, Heunghwamun, is being used as front gate for Shilla Hotel’s main entrance, and Sungjeongjeon is at Dongguk University. The school moved out to a different area, and the Sungjeongjeon and some of the other buildings have been reconstructed.

Nearby the Gyeonghuigung Palace is Seoul History Museum, Jeongdong Street, and the busy Jongno Street. After you have been to Gyeonghuigung, you can cross to Jeongdong Street and walk to Deoksugung Palace. The stonewall road to Deoksugung Palace is considered one of the most elegant roads in Seoul.
Current Status
Historic Site No. 271
Closed
Every Monday, Jan. 1
Operating Hours
Weekdays 09:00-18:00
Weekend 10:00-18:00
Parking Facilities
* Cars with less than 20-person capacity
3,000 won for the first two hours / 500 won for every additional 5 min / 15,000 won all-day parking

* Cars with 20-person capacity or more
6,000 won for the first two hours / 800 won for every additional 5 min / 30,000 won for all-day parking
Admission Fees
Free
Facilities for the Handicapped
Restrooms
Restrooms
Available
Directions
[Subway]
Seodaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
- Walk straight from the exit (northeast) about 400 m and the palace entrance will be on the left.
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