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  • Writer's pictureHelena Manford

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

As Seoul’s biggest palace this sightseeing tour will take you through what used to be the King’s residence. Not just the palace, but the surrounding area has so much to see and do that I recommend spending a day around Jongno-gu. The palace itself has a minuscule entrance fee but with the amount of visitors per day its plenty for the palace to stay as amazing as it was when it was restored in 1852. If you’d rather not pay the entrance fee, then entrance to all palaces are free if you’re wearing the traditional clothing - Hanbok. Hanboks are available to rent all around the palace and you can see many people wearing them as they go around, foreigners and Koreans alike! There’s lots of details in Hanboks that are definitive of the wearer’s social status, job, background, and the clothes change slightly depending on the season, so choose wisely!

Location - 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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Opening Times - Wed - Mon

Nov-Feb 9am-5pm

March-May, Sept-Oct 9am-6pm

June-Aug 9am-6.30pm

Price - Age 19-64 - 3,000W (~£2), Group over 10 people - 2,400W ea. (~£1.50)

Age 7-18 - 1,500W (~£1), Group over 10 people - 1,200W (~£0.80)

All other ages free

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