The Gyeongbokgung Palace is the biggest and best of the four palaces in Seoul . It is the only one of the four palaces to be opened on Monday. the atea it covers s quite large so you should plan at least three hours here . the late afternoon seems to have the least amount of crowds . There is a smsll heritage village attached to explore . There is a museum to explore as well. The garden area is under construction but should reopen soon . There is a small fee for entry . if you have only enough time for one palace in Seoul , then pick this one .
This was the busiest but also one of the most beautiful palaces. I loved every minute spent here! I was lucky enough to arrive just before the free English guided tour around the palace which was excellent and highly informative. They give free tours in English, Chinese and Korean so be sure to look up what times these are.
Very nice for a visit! Recommend going earlier in the day to avoid being out in the sun as there wasnt too much shade. You fan buy tickets when you arrive through the front gates. There are free English a few times a day. I didnt do one as their pamphlets were very informative.
a perfect place for photo ops! the Hanbok rentals are outside the palace but you can get in the palace for free if you wear traditional clothing in!
this palace is the largest in Seoul and is centrally located. there is a subway stop nearby. you will need 2 to 3 hours walking this area. this a museum and a small heritage park inside. they are currently working on thegargen area . best togo late in the day when there are less crowds .
The most beautiful palace in seoul, a great tips is to rent an hanbok (traditional clothing), if you do so, the entry to the palace is free. Moreover, you can enjoy visiting this place in the closing people where wearing then. No need to feel strange about it a lot of people are doing so, the fees of renting it is between 10 000 ₩ to 35 000₩ depending the model and the place you choose.
If only one scenic spot can be selected in Seoul, it is estimated that most people will choose it. When I first entered, I could only shoot 45 degrees back. Don't ask me why, famous scenic spots, smart as you, you must understand. However, it is not difficult to avoid the crowd, just a little deeper, and gradually into a better situation. The fewer people went inside, the more they passed through the palace gates, and soon they felt like they had contracted the whole palace. Before going to Jingfu Palace, I heard that it is free to wear Korean clothes. I will be suspicious and ask at the door. That's really the case. Although the admission tickets are not many tens of yuan, but this is interesting, if the Palace Museum is also free to wear cheongsam, will it indirectly promote the cause of national clothing,... Just can basically distinguish without opening, tourists'clothes are mostly "improved" style, more fancy, while the local people wear mostly traditional short clothes, the color is quite plain, hairstyle and makeup are more natural.
Do you want to experience travelling back thousand of years ago as a Royal? Gyeongbokgung Palace will give you that experience. It is exciting to be lost in ancient times in the middle of one of the busiest Cities in the world. .. beautiful queen's garden, tranquil lake with a beautiful mountan background. Wear the clothes of kings or queens, princess or princes and walk around ancient palace and grounds. wearing these clothes will give you also free entrance. but paying the entrance fee is also worth the experience Come and visit