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Things to see and do in Seoul, Korea. Best place to Visit: Gyeongbokgung Palace (Joseon Dynasty, Main Palace),  ''경복궁'' in  Hangul( in Korean ) <written date:2019-01-03>


How to get there:
Subway Line 3. Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 5(1m walk to ticket office)
Subway Line 5.  Gwanghwamun Station Exit 2(10m walk to ticket office)

Operation Hours:
January - February 09:00~17:00(Final admission at 16:00)
March - May 09:00~18:00(Final admission at 17:00)
June - August 09:00~18:30(Final admission at 17:30)
September - October 09:00~18:00(Final admission at 17:00)
November - December 09:00~17:00(Final admission at 16:00)
Closed : Every Tuesday.


Changing Ceremony of the Royal Guard:
10am, 2pm   (20m, The Ceremony is subject to change without prior notice.)

Free guided tour:
English : 11:00, 13:30, 15:30
Japanese : 10:00, 12:30, 14:30
Chinese : 10:30, 13:00, 15:00

Ticket price(admission fee): ₩ 3,000 won

Adress: 161. Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03045, Republic of Korea
(tele)phone number: 82-2-3700-3900





Things to see and do in Seoul, Korea. Best place to Visit: Gyeongbokgung Palace(Joseon Dynasty, Main Palace)


There is a place to recommend that foreigners visit Korea for the first time. And don't know what to see and do. Then Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the best place (tourist attraction) to see in Seoul, Korea.Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395. It is the main palace among 5 palaces of Joseon Dynasty. If you look at Gyeongbokgung Palace from Gwanghwamun Square(광화문 광장), you will see the view of Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is surrounded by Bukaksan Mountain, Inwangsan Mountain, and Ansan Mountain.



In front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can also see Hae-tae statue, which guard Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is able to have a fantastic view of Gyeongbokgung Palace from the Gwanghwamun Square. As Gwanghwamun Square became a car-free plaza. Also At Gwanghwamun Square, there are 2 statues. One is statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and the other one is statue of King Sejong( who created Hangul).Hyangwonjeong: the garden of Gyeongbokgung Palace.


<Nearby good places to see( tourist spot )>

  • Museums: The National Royal Museum of Korea(궁중박물관),
    The National Folk Museum(국립민속박물관)
  • The Blue House
  • Gwanghwamun Square(광화문 광장)
  • Book Store: Kyobo book store(광화문 교보문고)
  • City Hall(시청)
  • Jongmyo Shrine(종묘. Royal Ancestral Shrine )
  • Palaces: Changdeokgung Palace(창덕궁, Deoksugung Palace(덕수궁)
  • Buddhist Temple: Jogyesa Temple(조계사)
  • Antique Shopping Street: Insadong(인사동)
  • Traditional KoreanStyleHouse Village: Bukchon Hanok Village(북촌한옥마을)
  • Samcheong-dong Street(Food & beverages ) 삼청동


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