"Seoul?s Royal Palaces: practicalities - Part III" Information & Sources Tip by mke1963

Information & Sources, Seoul: 20 reviews and 27 photos

Finally, all these palaces cost next to nothing ? a couple of thousand won at most ? and so are excellent value. All have a free map and mini-brochure available at the ticket-office or nearby. The book ?Beautiful Seoul? also covers the three main palaces and the Jongmyo royal shrine, building by building.
It is also worth buying a book on Korea?s cultural heritage; there are several pocket-size books and several two-volume sets with more detail. These provide a lot of extra information on the royal customs, costumes and courtiers, providing valuable context for the empty buildings and well-worn pathways.

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  • Written May 13, 2005
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