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C ( 20.12.24 ) This palace was the best among Seoul's palace, and had various architecture in Choseon's period. The palace had Gwanghwamun and some architecture. There was good to walk with various v...
This palace is definitely a must see over all other palaces in Seoul. It’s enormous with many areas to spread out and explore. A small fee of ₩3000 is required to enter the grounds, but for the most f...
Gyeongbokgung Palace intoxicated and never returned. This is the Gyeongbokgung. How yesterday with completely different around to the main entrance of Gyeongbok Palace, full of people from the North Korean house village, at a time midday, the sun is shining, people met to celebrate the festival on the square, traditional dance with hip-hop, like the tiles with cement, nothing can go - has been missing, NG many times, it is not a step away from the inconsistent, awkward stage on her dress - there is a lot of joy, even if it is such a mutual dislike of sitting on ladder on mutual hate the blue skies - Gyeongbokgung versions of those years after those in Hualien environmental park, but the difference is that the last encounter a group of high school students, brazen pretend peers, but this time we are accompanied with through always such buddies and girlfriends to about a little holiday, and girlfriends to Gyeongbok Palace to a return journey through.
The duty of the officers and soldiers that guarded the gate in Dynastic Korea was to safeguard the safety of the King in the palace. The gate keepers systematically opened and closed Gwanghwamun according to a predetermined established schedule. Today, in Gwanghwamun square before Gyeongbokgung Palace, the official gatekeeper changing ceremony has been recreated. In addition to military uniforms, weapons, and various decorations of the Joseon period, there are byzantine and rigorous changing of the guard ceremonies and etc., which are all recreated in Gyeongbokgung Palace. When we went to Gwanghwamun it had just turned 10 o’clock. Once we emerged from the subway station loud drumming sounds were immediately audible, following the sound we were able to arrive at Gyeongbokgung, where at that time there was already a crowd of onlookers behind the security line, watching a magnificent sight. Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is the Forbidden City of Korea, has a history that is longer than 600 years. There are 3 changing of the guard ceremonies that are performed each day in Gwanghwamun that is in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace, at: 10:00, 13:00, and 15:00, each ceremony lasts about 20 minutes. The changing of the guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace is an activity that popularizes traditional court culture.
Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony
Lucky me to witness this. This ceremony has a time slot so be sure to be in the area. The attires and armors are so colorful.
#tripaway Coming to this palace is free if you dress up in Hanbok. There are stores nearby for you to rent these dresses, accessories and get your hair done with said accessories. At the time, everything was about 25,000 won for a couple of hours. The earlier you go, the less of a big crowd you'll be around for pictures. Everyone is taking aesthetic pictures and will give you a hand or want to take pictures woth you. Keep that vibe going!
Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in a corner of central Seoul, the first palace constructed during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung features gorgeous scenery all year round, with cherry blossoms in the spring, green trees in summer, ginkgo trees in autumn, and pearly white snow in winter. Korean dramas, such as "Da Jang Geum", "The House of Kings", and "You from the Stars" have all been filmed here. The east side of Gyeongbokgung Palace is Geonchunmun Gate, with Yeongchumun in the west, Sinmumun in the north, and Gwanghwamun in the south. Gwanghwamun Gate is the main entrance to the palace, featuring exquisite craftsmanship, clever architecture, and a magnificent stylistic design. The changing of the guard ceremony is certainly worth a watch.