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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Curiosity Cult
One of the things which will definitely stay with you is how diverse the city is and it has so much to offer. It is a great mix of traditional and historic values and modern sight-seeing spots, tourist attractions, nightlife and luxurious lifestyle.
Subodh Shinde
On 11th Feb 2019, I visited the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was built in the 14th century. The ticket cost is 3000 KRW, but you can avail a free entry if you wear traditional Korean dress.
There cannot be a better place to start your tour of this city than at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Built in the 14th century, it has served as the first palace of the Joseon dynasty. An important landmark depicting the culture of the city, it has a fascinating history. After multiple invasions in the past, the palace has been restored to its former glory. Explore its extensive grounds and catch the Royal Guard changing ceremony or the Gwanghwamun gate Guard-on-Duty performance that happens at the start of every hour (except Tuesdays). You can even try out the gatekeeper costumes available at the Sumunjangcheong Building, behind the Gwanghwamun Gate absolutely free! Spend an hour exploring this space and if you have some time left, then you can either do an art walk in some of the galleries around the area or visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea located nearby.Open hours: 9:00-6:00 all days except Tuesday. Entry fee of 3000 ₩ (approx.₹192.50). If you are dressed in Korean traditional dress, Hanbok, your entry is free!Nearest subway station: Accessible via the Gyeongbokgung subway stationTravel back in time at the Bukchon Hanok Village
Kapil Kumar
12 Noon: Gyeongbokgung PalaceThe palace is a beautiful place to experience the history behind the Seoul. It's a wonderful opportunity to click some of the most Instagram worth pictures.
Misty Jhones
The Seoul attractions are Gyeongbokgung and Changeokgung palace and Bukchon village. It's good to combine these three in one day in the order mentioned. Start at Gyeongbokgung stop (exit 5). From here you can view the palace and possibly the associated museum. It is advisable to explore the palace grounds in all directions. Certainly, if you go further into the park, the number of (Korean) tourists becomes less and you will encounter a few gems of temples. Entrance to the palace is 3000 won (+/- € 2.40). From the palace, at the folk museum turn right to explore Bukchon village from here. Not only are there streets with traditional Hanok houses, but there are numerous shops, coffee tents and good (local) restaurants. So you can enjoy delicious dumplings, noodle soup or Korean barbecue during lunch. Ultimately, you'll come across the streets at the Changeokgung Palace. Here too the entrance is 3000 won + 1000 won to see the actual palace. Definitely worth it! Especially in autumn (late oct / early nov) when the trees are orange and red colors or in spring during the blossom (late April / early May).