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Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
  • Notices * Guided tours unavailable until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Address 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161
  • Type Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-3700-3900
  • Homepage www.royalpalace.go.kr
    www.palaceguide.or.kr
    www.rekor.or.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

    The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings 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, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and the pond around Hyangwonjeong Pavillion have remained relatively intact. The raised dias and stone markers of Geunjeongjeon showcase the representative art style of their time.

    The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side of Hyangwonjeong Pavillion.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No.117 (Designated on January 21, 1963)

    Closed
    Tuesdays

    Operating Hours
    November-February 09:00-17:00 (last admission 16:00)
    March-May 09:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
    June-August 09:00-18:30 (last admission 17:30)
    September-October 09:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00)

    * Operating hours are subject to change due to unforseen circumstances

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups: 2,400 won
    Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Groups: 1,200 won

    * Groups: 10 people or more * Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 6 and younger), senior citizens (ages 65 and older), people wearing hanbok, the last Wednesday of every month (Culture day)
    * Refer to the website for details

    Parking Fees
    First two hours: Small vehicles 3,000 won / Large vehicles 5,000 won
    * 800 won for each additional 10 minutes
    * Free for vehicles leaving within 30 minutes

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Tours depart from in front of the information center at Heungnyemun Gate.
    - Duration: About 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
    - Tour Schedule
    English - 11:00, 13:30, 15:30
    Japanese - 10:00, 12:30, 14:30
    Chinese - 10:30, 13:00, 15:00

    Reservation Info. for Natives
    Reservation available online

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