Gyeongbokgung Palace


Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first palace built by the Joseon Dynasty and from its halls the Joseon kings ruled Korea.

First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty, the palatial complex is divided into facilities for managing state affairs by the king and his administrators, the living quarters for the royal family, and recreational gardens. Visitors may take a glimpse into the refined and dignified elegance of the royal family, and visit Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, by far one of the most beautiful pavilions in the country and a highlight of the palace.

The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony is held twice a day in front of Gwanghwamun-the main gate of the palace. Visitors can try on the costumes of the guards on a first come, first served basis.

Two museums located within the palace compound-the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea-display the relics and treasures of the Joseon royal family and the traditional lifestyles of Koreans, respectively.

 

Closed
Tuesdays

 

Operating Hours
November-February 09:00-17:00
March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30
September-October 09:00-18:00

 

The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony

10:00 / 14:00

 

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The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony

The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony

 

The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony

The Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony

 

Gyeonghoeru

Gyeonghoeru