Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

The main royal place of the Joseon Dynasty
Gyeongbokgung Palace is the oldest of five royal palaces of Joseon, and is famous for architectural beauty of its buildings. The palace is also the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Designated as Historical Site No. 117, the palace contains some of Korea’s finest buildings such as Gyeonghoeru and Hyangwonjeong Pavilions and Geunjeongjeon Hall, the crown hall. The unique ten-story stone pagoda originally erected at Gyeongcheonsa Temple is also located here in the palace precinct. The National Folk Museum located inside the palace is a good place for those who want to learn the lifestyle and culture of Korean people. The National Museum of Korea situated to the left of the main gate of the palace, Gwanghwamun, exhibits a fine collection of historic relics and works of art used in the royal court during the Joseon period.

Information

Homepage

http://www.royalpalace.go.kr

Address

161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Sejongno)

Inquiries

+82-2-3700-3904~5  +82-2-738-9171

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

Operating Hours

January-February 09:00-17:00 l March-May 09:00-18:00

June-August 09:00-18:30 l September-October 09:00-18:00

November-December 09:00-17:00

* Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

* Operating
hours are subject to change depending on circumstances.

[Summer special operating hours (7.30-8.11.2014)]

19:00~22:00 (last admission at 21:00)

※ Ticket box will close 1hr before closing time.

※ Times are subject to change.

Closed

Every Tuesdays

Subway

Euljiro 3-ga Station (Line 3)→Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3)Exit 5.

Go straight for 5min

*Time Required about 23min

Jongno 3-ga
Station(Line 5)→Gwanghwamun Station (Line 3) Exit 2.

Go straight for 10min

*Time Required about 30min

Taxi

Cheonggyecheonno(0.3km)→Jongno(0.9km)→Sejong-daero(0.6km)

*Time Required about 8min

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