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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

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Dating back to 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace served as the residence of the Joseon dynasty rulers, their households, and governments. Though much of the original structure was destroyed by fire in the late 16th century, the palace was reconstructed during the 19th-century reign of King Gojong. The expansive complex includes a number of pavilions and halls, as well as the royal family's private quarters. Also on premises, you'll find the National Folk Museum, National Palace Museum, and a number of traditional Korean gardens. Plan a trip to Seoul easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We visited on a day when celebrations were taking place. It was interesting to know this palace is a bit of Korean history and traditions. The location is well cared for, clean and with beautiful gardens. In addition to the palace, it is possible to visit a replica of an old house. Very close to Metro station. The attraction was free.
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  • This castle was completed in 1395 shortly after the founding of the Joseon Dynasty. It was destroyed during the Japanese invasion of 1592 and was reconstructed in 1867.During the Japanese Occupation b...  more »
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  • Really awesome palace! Definitely rent the traditional Korean clothing and roam around the palace grounds. It's an amazing experience, not to mention the historical significance of it. The palace grounds are beautiful and picturesque. It is definitely one of the must see places when you are on Seoul!
  • Night flight landing in Korea by morning, followed by the first place of sightseeing. Gyeongbokgung Palace. Trust me, I thought I will be one of the few during this off peak season, but oh-no. Literally spilling over with people from all walks of life, of course, we walked alongside them in the huge area. Traditional definitely speaks for itself, plus history has it at well in this Palace. Admirable structure and architecture, and of course the changing of the guards is one of it you will see. We on the other hands, had about an hour in this palace for seeing and of course picturing. Beautiful. Must be considered as one of the prides of Korea and a must visit as well.
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