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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 in Gyeongbokgung

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From US$145

1 Somerset Palace Seoul

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

85, Susong-dong Map

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2 Lotte Hotel Seoul

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4.7 / 5 6 reviews

1, Sogong-dong Map

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3 Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong

4 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

38, Insadong 5-gil, Map

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4 Shilla Stay GwangHwaMun

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5 Fraser Suites Insadong Seoul

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6 Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong Seoul

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7 ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

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8 Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong

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9 THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection

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10 Koreana Hotel Seoul

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4.3 / 5 8 reviews

135, Sejong-daero Map

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