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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Category

Humanities , Historic Places, Old palace

Tour Information

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the larges..

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icon Gyeongbokgung Palace (Gyeongbokgung Palace)

Introduction

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong. A new street called taegeukgi-gil (literally "Korean flag street") has been developed on one of Hyoja-dong's streets, where a total of 240 flags were be flown along the street near Gyeongbokgung Palace. A similar street can be found in front of Cheongwadae (the Blue House, or presidential residence). The street was created in 2015 to mark the nation’s 70th anniversary of victory over Japan, which liberated Korea from Japanese occupation. The display of the taegeukgi was put up on March 1 in remembrance of the March 1st Movement, also known as the Sam-il Movement, one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The flags will be taken down at the end of the year. * Tickets for Gyeongbokgung Palace are also valid at the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.

Tour Information Center

• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, En

Parking Facilities

Cars: 240 parking spacesBuses: 50 parki

Closed

Tuesdays

Operating Hours

January-February 09:00-17:00 / March-May 09:0

Tour Course Information

Gyeonghoeru Pavilion Special Exhibition Period: April to October Times: 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 (11:00 session added on weekends) Meeting Place: Hamheungmum Gate (함흥문) located next to Gyeonghoeru PavilionDuration: 40 minutes* F

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group (over 10 years): 2,400 won Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (over 10 years): 1,200 wonIntegrated Palace Ticket - Four Palaces (Changdeokgung P

Facilities for the Handicapped

* Wheelchair rental service available at Geunjeongmun guard post.* Parking spaces and restrooms (near outside entrance by parking lot) available for people with disabilities. * The main entrance has a wheelchair ramp for easy access.

Restrooms

Available

Interpretation Services Offered

Tours depart in front of the information center at Heungnyemun Gate (흥례문). Duration: 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min Tour Schedule: English: 11:00, 13:30, 15:30Japanese: 10:00, 12:30, 14:30Chinese: 09:30, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30

Korean Info. Service

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00Friday and Saturday: 11:00, 16:00 (Gyeongbokgung Palace Culture Commentator) / 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 (supported by volunteer organization)Sunday: 16:00 (Gyeongbokgung Palace C

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Place

161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(Sejong-ro)