[Travel] Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbok Palace, also known as Gyeongbokgung is one of the many historical places in Seoul, Korea. This is one of the must visit place or at least once while you are in Korea. On the 6th day of Korea Joa project, we were able to explore this beautiful palace which holds a long history behind it.

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Gyeongbokgung (Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven) was built in 1395 and it served as the main palace for more than 500 years. Amazing! The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War. However, all of the palace buildings were later restored during the reign of King Gojong. Gyeongbokgung composed of many areas and buildings, which includes Gangnyeongjeon (The King’s Quarters), Gyotaejeon (The Queen’s Quarters), Jagyeongjeon (The Late Queen’s Quarters), Jaseondang (The Crown Prince’s and Princesses’ Quarters), Bihyeongak (The Study of the Crown Prince), Gyeonghoeru (The Royal Banquet Hall) and many more.

Here’s some info you might want to know before visiting this palace.

Address : 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

How to get here : Subway Line 3, Gyeongbokgung station, Exit 5

Admission : 3,000 KRW (Adult) / Children : 1,500 KRW

Hours : Everyday from 9.00AM to 6.00PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Free guide tours available in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.

Enjoy some photos we took during the trip below.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace (3)

Geunjeongjeon Hall, is the throne hall where the king formally granted audiences to his officials, gave declarations of national importance, and greeted foreign envoys and ambassadors during the Joseon dynasty.

 

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Gyeongbokgung Palace (8)

Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, is a hall used to hold important and special state banquets during the Joseon Dynasty.

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace (7)

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, is a small two-story hexagonal pavilion built on an artificial island of a lake named Hyangwonji. A bridge named Chwihyanggyo connects it to the palace grounds.

 

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Gyeongbokgung Palace (5)

Royal guards

 

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