A Look Around Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

A Look Around Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

After coming back from Gyeongju I met up with Ayase in Seoul and on the first day, amongst other things, we went for a look around Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Cost(s): 3000 KRW per adult.

Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. royalpalace.go.kr. +82 2-3700-3900.

A Look Around Gyeongbokgung Palace

We came into Gyeongbokgung Palace through one of the side entrances. The main one is a bit grander.

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You cross a little bridge. I am unsure what this was for. Maybe just a kind of sewage system or something. I’m sure if we had gotten the audio tour we would have been more informed.

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This must be the kings throne. I am surprised there are no cushions on it, or maybe there are and I just can’t see them.

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Walking around the grounds was more appealing to me than the main courtyard. I’m not sure what all the buildings are but there are signs. I guess I just wasn’t paying much attention at the time.

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This was one of my favourite spots in Gyeongbokgung Palace Grounds. Probably because of the pond.

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This is the same place as above but a front view.

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And yet another angle of the same place. This is from a side gate which You can’t enter.

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As we were about to exit the changing of the guards ceremony started. It happens twice a day (one is definitely at 2pm) and goes for about 20 minutes. They explain what’s happening over the PA in Korean, Chinese, English, and Japanese.

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Getting to Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

Catch the Metro to Gyeongbokgung station and walk east. You can’t miss it. It’s huge.

We went to Anguk Station, walked north through Bukchon Hanok Village and then circled back through the park past the folk museum to the palace. A nice little circuit.

Have you had a look around Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul before? Share your thoughts in the comments 😀 .

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Comments ( 2 )
  1. Adrenaline Romance
    October 9, 2017 at 18:05
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    That’s a Beautiful and carefully preserved temple. With those guards in ceremonial, traditional uniform/costume, It’s like stepping back in time. 🙂

    • Bertahan Luxing
      October 10, 2017 at 17:16
      Reply

      They do that ceremony every day, twice a day.

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