"GYEONGBOKGUNG" Gyeongbokgung Palace Tip by ancient_traveler

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul: 93 reviews and 220 photos

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Gyeongbokgung, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It is the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palaces of the period, it has a 500 year history. Inside the grounds stands the National Folk Museum of Korea.

GEUNJEONGJEON is the greatest building of Joseon architecture. It is the main building of Gyeongbokgung and the palace where ceremonies of the state.
GANGNYEONGJEON was the central building of the King?s residence. There are 9 rooms , the central room was where the king slept and the surrounding 8 rooms were where the court ladies kept night watch.
GYOTAEJEON was the queen residence. It has a wooden floored hall in the center with ondol rooms on each side of it.
GYEONGHOERU is where official banquets were held and foreign envoys were entertained. There was a small pavilion when Gyeongbokgung was first built.
HYANGWONJEONG, it is pavilion for relaxation. Originally the bridge called Chihangyo was connected to the north of the pavilion.

Palace Gate Opening & Closing Ceremony and Royal Guard Changing Ceremony march- November 10.00-16.00 every hour (Closed on Tuesday)

NATIONAL FOLK MUSSEUM OF KOREA located inside Gyeongbokgung, the museum is a showcase of the lifestyle of the Korean people from the prehistoric age to the modern times related the life, culture, lifestyle, clothing, and food.

CHEONGWADAE is the presidential residence of the Republic of Korea. It was built in a Korean style with the roof of the main building decorated with blue tiles.
email: tour@president.go.kr

Address: 1-1 Sejong-no, Chongno-gu Seoul
Directions: Subway line 3 Gyeongbokgung stn exit 5 OR Subway line 5 Gwanghwamun stn exit 2
Phone: 02-732-1931-2
Website: http://gbg.cha.go.kr

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2008
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