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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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  • Part of a beautiful park, this building is one of the most attractive of them. Nothing seems to remain from the 14th century buildings and a lot from later needed to be repaired or even rebuild in... 
    Part of a beautiful park, this building is one of the most attractive of them. Nothing seems to remain from the 14th century buildings and a lot from later needed to be repaired or even rebuild in...  more »
  • Beautiful park in Spring. Good for leisurely walks and reading the introduction on plaques around the attraction. The guard changing ceremony takes place at 10am and 2pm, Recommend for photo taking. 
    Beautiful park in Spring. Good for leisurely walks and reading the introduction on plaques around the attraction. The guard changing ceremony takes place at 10am and 2pm, Recommend for photo taking.  more »
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  • Interesting palace with a beautiful pond in the middle. We had a lot of fun walking around the buildings in the middle and admiring those who rented costumes to dress up. There are guided tours but I think they are only available in Korean at the moment due to the pandemic.
  • Honestly one of my favourite places to visit in Seoul. The air felt so refreshing here knowing you have a city that never sleeps outside these palace walls. Walking around the palace was a nice and calm activity.

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