Gyeonghuigung Palace & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Gyeonghuigung Palace 경희궁

서울특별시 종로구 신문로2가 1-126 | 1-126, Sinmunno 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gyeonghuigung Palace - Opening Hours

9:00-18:00

Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

Closed on Mondays.

Gyeonghuigung Palace - Admission Fees

Free

  • Seodaemun Station (line 5, exit 4). 10 mins walk.

How to go to Gyeonghuigung Palace
Gyeonghuigung Palace - Official Website

Gyeonghuigung Palace was built by King Gwanghaegun in 1617 as secondary royal villa for stay during excursions. It was used as a place for shelter at times of emergency as well.

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Due to its considerable size, many kings have worked here on state affairs. The palace was considered an important one and was also called 'the West Palace'.

 

For over 200 years, ten kings resided at this location.

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By the early 1900s, there are about 100 buildings at Gyeonghuigung Palace.

 

During the Japanese occupation of Korea, most of these buildings were either destroyed or removed to make way for schools for Japanese children.

 

In the 1990s, reconstruction work was started to restore the decayed royal residence to its former glory.

Gyeonghuigung Palace - In Spring
Gyeonghuigung Palace - In Spring
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There is a Seoul Museum of History and Seoul Museum of Art on the right and left of Honghawamun main Gate respectively at the palace ground.

 
Getting to Gyeonghuigung Palace & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

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