Gyeongbokgung Palace - Summer | KoreaToDo

Gyeongbokgung Palace 경복궁

서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161 (세종로) | 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Opening Hours

Nov-Feb: 9:00-17:00

Mar-May, Sep-Oct: 9:00-18:00

Jun-Aug: 9.00-18:30

Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

Closed on Tuesdays.

Free Guided Tours: Start in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace Information Center at Heungnyemun Gate (1-1.30 hr). No reservation required.

Ceremony Times:

  • Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony (Gwanghwamun Gate - main gate): 10:00, 14:00 (20 mins)

  • Gwanghwamun Gate Guard on Duty Ceremony: 11:00, 13:00 (10 mins)

  • Gatekeeper Military Training (Hyeopsaengmun Gate): 9:35, 13:35 (15 mins)

  • Adult (age 19-64): 3,000 won,  Child (age 7-18): 1,500 won.

  • Free for Adult above 64 and Child under 7.

  • Combination Ticket (Adult: 10,000 won, Child 5,000 won) to 4 palaces (Changdeokgung incl. Secret Garden, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung) and Jongmyo Shrine available. 3 months validity.

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Admission Fees
How to go to Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 5). 3 mins walk.

  • Gwanghwamun Station (line 5, exit 2). 7 mins walk.

  • Seoul City Hall (1.2km, 17 mins walk or 6 mins by taxi)

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Official Website

Gyeongbokgung Palace, the "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven" was the first palace built by the Joseon founder in 1395.

 

This is the largest of all five grand palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty, remaining in Seoul. The palace is beautiful for visits in all four distinct seasons in Korea.

Visitors can enter Gyeongbokgung Palace through all four sides of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gwanghwamun Gate (main gate) on the south, Yongchumun Gate on the west (newly opened on 6 Dec 2018), Sinmumun Gate on the north and National Folk Museum of Korea entrance on the east.

🍁Beautiful Autumn Foliage at Palace's ground & the along the road outside Sinmumun Gate 🍁

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Autumn
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Autumn
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Autumn
press to zoom
1/1

❆ Winter Snow at Gyeongbokgung Palace ❆

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Winter
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Winter
press to zoom
1/1

✿ Cherry Blossom in Spring at Gyeongbokgung Palace ✿

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Spring
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Spring
press to zoom
1/1

✭ Summer at Gyeongbokgung Palace ✭

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Summer
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Summer
press to zoom
1/1

☀ Night Tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace ☀

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Night Tour
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Night Tour
press to zoom
1/1

The site of Gyeongbokgung Palace was at the heart of Seoul and deemed auspicious according to the traditional practice of geomancy. Gyeongbokgung Palace provides a glimpse into Joseon's royal culture, palace life and architecture.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - changing guards
press to zoom
1/1
Gyeongbokgung Palace - exterior
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - exterior
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - exterior
press to zoom
1/1

The Palace was destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598), and the site remained vacant for the next 273 years. It was later restored during the reign of King Gojong.
 

Gyeongbokgung Palace - room
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - room
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - room
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - room
press to zoom
1/1
Gyeongbokgung Palace - roof
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - roof
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - roof
press to zoom
Gyeongbokgung Palace - Map
press to zoom
1/1
 
Getting to Gyeongbokgung Palace & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea
Map of Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul, South Korea

KoreaToDo TOP PICKS - Tours, Activities & Discount Tickets

➥ Handpicked experiences by KoreaToDo for their uniqueness, value, popularity, price competitiveness and at times, tedious to reach by public transport.

History of Seoul Day Tour (palace, museum, temple, insadong & market)

History of Seoul Day Tour (palace, museum, temple, insadong & market)

4.5★

Seoraksan National Park,  Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

5.0★

spectacular landscapes of Korea

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

Seoul Historic Walking Tour (Palace, Temple & Insadong)

4.2★

English-speaking guide

Everland Full Day Trip with Admission & Transfers

Everland Full Day Trip with Admission & Transfers

4.7★

spectacular nightly fireworks

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

Seoul City Tour Bus: Downtown-Palace-Namsan Course

4.3★

15 stops to hop on & hop off

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

4.7★

Private Transfer: Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) to Downtown Seoul (1-3pax/car)

Private Transfer: Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) to Downtown Seoul (1-3pax/car)

5.0★

Myeongdong (Jung-gu, yellow)

Gyeonggi-do Sightseeing Private Chartered Day Tour (1-5pax/car)

Gyeonggi-do Sightseeing Private Chartered Day Tour (1-5pax/car)

new

Pick your itinerary!

 KoreaToDo recommends Klook.com, Asia leading in-destination service provider.

🍁AUTUMN PICKS🍁 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

₩80,500

explore Korea’s natural beauty

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Day Tour

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Day Tour

25 Oct - 15 Nov 2022

₩63,500

one of Korea's most beautiful parks in autumn

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩75,000

multiple fabulous attractions

Memorable Autumn Foliage Day Tour

Memorable Autumn Foliage Day Tour

21-31 Oct 2022

₩57,800

travel to 3-4 destinations

Legoland & Nami Island Day Tour

Legoland & Nami Island Day Tour

₩122,500

World's 2nd largest Legoland!

Mungyeong Saejae(Autumn) & Korea Brewery Tour

Mungyeong Saejae(Autumn) & Korea Brewery Tour

24 Oct - 10 Nov 2022

₩60,000

Korean brewery: beer/liquor/makgeolli/wine