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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 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 is usually the palace where the King moves 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, boats traditional beauty in its architecture and a lot of 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 were the Sungjeongjeon and Jajeongjeon buildings, and for sleeping, 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 are the 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, 1st Jan
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.
- Go straight 150 meters up to the Naeil Newspaper Office on the corner and turn right there. It will take about 10 minutes on foot.
Tourist Sites
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) - Gyeonghuigung (서울시립미술관 경희궁미술관)
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) - Gyeonghuigung (서울시립미술관 경희궁미술관)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Art Museums/ Art Galleries
  • Gyeonghuigung Annex Building of Seoul Museum of Art originally opened as the annex building of the S...
Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Museums
  • Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era...
 Seoul Gyeonggyojang House(서울 경교장)
Seoul Gyeonggyojang House(서울 경교장)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Monuments/ Historical Sites
  • Gyeonggyojang House is located in Pyeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. It is regarded as a historic site, ...
Korean National Police Heritage Museum (경찰박물관)
Korean National Police Heritage Museum (경찰박물관)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Museums
  • The police museum opened on October 14, 2005 to give a better understanding of the job of the police...
Geumho Art Hall (금호아트홀)
Geumho Art Hall (금호아트홀)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Auditoriums
  • Geumho Art Hall was built exclusively for classical music concerts. It is located on the cultural st...



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