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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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  • Very interesting. Feels like you are part of a filmset. It was nice in the snow. The admission was free on this day 
    Very interesting. Feels like you are part of a filmset. It was nice in the snow. The admission was free on this day  more »
  • This palace is conveniently located in Seoul and is set in the backdrop of picturesque mountains - it is really pretty for photos. The first part of the grounds is free, and even this is worth... 
    This palace is conveniently located in Seoul and is set in the backdrop of picturesque mountains - it is really pretty for photos. The first part of the grounds is free, and even this is worth...  more »
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  • I cant believe how gorgeous this place is! This experience was worth every penny. The structures are stunning and beauty follows you at every turn. I could go for a week and still now see enough if this. Mind you I'm a real big fan of historical architecture and Asian History.. so it was a BIG WIN for me to come here. The museum attached to it is also stunning and super informative!! I'll be going back one more time before I leave. They have tour guide if you need them and they will explain everything and answer any questions you have!! What an experience for me!!
  • Large palace and square. A few constructions however, but generally very nice. Always cool to the the residence of highly honoured people. One can even dress up as one of them. The clothes are very colorful - perfect opportunity for pictures. Even the subway stop is beautifully designed to fit the themes of the palace. The area enclosing this palace is a little hard to identify, one can easily exit the place without knowing and can't return either.

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