The Gyeongbukgung Palace is the largest of the five royal palaces of Seoul and is what many believe to be the most beautiful. The Gyeongbukgung Palace was sadly destroyed by fire during the Imjin War between 1592-1598 however was later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919). Today the Gyeongbukgung Palace and its remarkable traditional Korean architecture is accessible to all. Every hour on the hour at the Gyeongbukgung Palace, you can watch the changing of the guards which is a colourful display of traditional Korean Culture. The sound of beating drums that the guards march to will also shake off any jet lag you may have!
Closed on Tuesdays
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
Entry for adults aged between 19 and 64 is 3,000 won.
This is reduced to 2,400 won for groups of 10 or more.
Entry for Children ages 7 to18) is 1500 won
This is reduced to 1,200 won for groups of 10 or more
Purchase the Integrated Palace Ticket for 10,000 won to gain entrance into Four Palaces (Changdeokgung Palace (including Huwon, Secret Garden), Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and Jongmyo Shrine.
Closed Mondays: Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace
Closed Tuesdays: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine
How to get to the Gyeongbukgung Palace
Subway is the best way to visit the Gyeongbukgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) and Exit 5.
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) and Exit 1.