Gyeongbokgung Palace arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces is also called “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace).
The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung, translates in English as “Palace of Shining Happiness.” The premises were destroyed by fire at the time of Japanese occupation from 1592-1598. However, all of the palace’s 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.
|1 Sejong-ro Jongno-gu|
|5-min walk from Exit 5 of Gyeongbokgung Station on subway line 3
10-min walk from Exit 2 of Gwanghwamun Station on subway line 5
|Mar to Oct 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nov to Feb 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
|Seniors (aged above 64yrs) Free
Adults (aged 19yrs to 64yrs) KRW 3,000
Minors (aged 7yrs to 18yrs) KRW 1,500
Child (aged below 7yrs) Free
|Closed on Tuesdays
Foreign language guide available