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Gyeongbokgung was constructed under King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. It often called the Northern Palace and considered as the grandest of all the five palaces in Seoul. The premises of the building were consumed by fire during the Japanese invasion in the sixteenth century but were later restored in the nineteenth. It is quite remarkable that the Hyangwonjeong Pond and the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion still remain intact. By its sheer enormity alone, visitors often need to take more time to scale the palace grounds.

  • Be impressed as you take the tour to the Geunjeongjeon main palace building. It is at this grand building in Seoul that the kings were crowned, conducted affairs of state and met with foreign envoys.
  • To the left of the Gyeongbokgung palace is the Gyeonghoeru pavilion still resting intact on 48 stone pillars—at this area, you can get a spectacular view of the two small islands on the artificial lake.
  • Visit Seoul’s National Palace Museum and view some of the royal artefacts and artistic creations made during the Joseon era.

If you are arriving from Incheon International Airport, exit from gate 5 and take the airport bus bound to the Gyeongbokgung Palace at Bus Station B. If you missed the bus, another should arrive every25-30 minutes. It takes about 80 minutes to get to the destination. If you are arriving from Seoul, take Gyeongbokgung subway Line 3 and proceed to Exit 5. The palace usually opens around 9am to 6pm and closes on Tuesdays. It takes about two hours to tour the palace and another two hours to tour the National Museum.

Hotels near Gyeongbokgung

159 hotels near Gyeongbokgung

1 Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong

4 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

38, Insadong 5-gil, Map

Featuring top-of-the-class accommodations just a short stroll to Gyeongbok Palace, Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong makes for an ideal base when touring the South Korea capital. While in this... More

2 Fraser Suites Insadong Seoul

5 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

272, Nakwon-dong Map

Fraser Suites Insadong Seoul invites discerning business travellers and holidaymakers to top-class accommodations that fuse Korean charm and contemporary design. The luxury hotel in the South... More

3 The Plaza Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

119, Sogong-ro Map

The Plaza Hotel Seoul invites discerning travellers to luxurious accommodations with urban design and corporate facilities in the central district. Conveniently located, this boutique hotel allows... More

4 Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong Seoul

3 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

65-1, Gyeonji-dong Map

Retreat to value-for-money accommodations in the neighbourhood of Insadong by booking a stay at Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong. Visitors at this Jongno property can walk through Samcheongdong... More

5 Koreana Hotel Seoul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

135, Sejong-daero Map

Whether in Seoul for business or leisure, discerning travellers find ideal urban retreat in the chic accommodations of sophisticated Koreana Hotel Seoul. In the area, tourists immerse in local... More

6 Lotte Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

1, Sogong-dong Map

With luxurious accommodations and top-notch facilities in a central location, Lotte Hotel Seoul makes for an ideal base when visiting the South Korea capital for work or play. Guests at the Seoul... More

7 Somerset Palace Seoul

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

85, Susong-dong Map

With spacious accommodations and top-notch amenities set in a tranquil environment, Somerset Palace Hotel Seoul makes for an ideal base for corporate trips and vacations in the South Korea capital.... More

8 Hotel SUNbee Insadong Seoul

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

26, Insadong 7-gil, Jong-no Map

This budget hotel is suitable for travelers who want to be close to the city center and spend plenty time exploring the sights and venues of Seoul. The guestrooms include satellite television,... More

9 Hotel BONBON Myeongdong Seoul

2 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8, Namdaemun-ro 9-gil, Map

Offering free WiFi access, Hotel BonBon is a 3 minute walk from shopping options at the Myeongdong shopping street and a 4-minute walk from Lotte Department Duty Free Store. Euljiro Subway Station... More

10 ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

31, Samil-daero 30gil Map

Business and leisure travellers planning to stay in budget rooms in the cultural neighbourhood of Insadong find suitable base at ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong. This affordable hotel positions... More