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Gyeongbokgung Palace (Taegukgi-gil) 경복궁 (태극기 길)

  • +82-2-3700-3904~5, +82-2-738-9171, +82-2-3210-1645~6
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161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 세종로 1-91)

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.

A new street called taegeukgi-gil (literally "Korean flag street") has been developed on one of Hyoja-dong's streets, where a total of 240 flags were be flown along the street near Gyeongbokgung Palace. A similar street can be found in front of Cheongwadae (the Blue House, or presidential residence). The street was created in 2015 to mark the nation’s 70th anniversary of victory over Japan, which liberated Korea from Japanese occupation. The display of the taegeukgi was put up on March 1 in remembrance of the March 1st Movement, also known as the Sam-il Movement, one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The flags will be taken down at the end of the year.

* Tickets for Gyeongbokgung Palace are also valid at the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.


 

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3700-3904~5
+82-2-738-9171, +82-2-3210-1645~6

・Parking Facilities : Cars: 240 parking spaces
Buses: 50 parking spaces

・Closed : Tuesdays

・Operating Hours : January-February 09:00-17:00 / March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30 / September-October 09:00-18:00
November-December 09:00-17:00

* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
* Operating hours are subject to change depending on conditions or circumstances.

Tour Course Information

Gyeonghoeru Pavilion Special Exhibition
Period: April to October
Times: 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 (11:00 session added on weekends)
Meeting Place: Hamheungmum Gate (함흥문) located next to Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Duration: 40 minutes
* First come, first served basis - online reservation required.

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group (over 10 years): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (over 10 years): 1,200 won


Integrated Palace Ticket
- Four Palaces (Changdeokgung Palace (including Huwon, Secret Garden), Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and Jongmyo Shrine
- Ticket is 10,000 won and may be used within a month after purchase.
- Refund unavailable upon visiting at least one place.

※ Visitors may take a combined tour of Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. (Additional ticket must be purchased at Hamyangmun Gate)

※ The Jongmyo Shrine tour will be offered only at specific times during the day, except on Saturdays, when visitors may tour at their leisure. The passage connecting Jongmyo Shrine and Changgyeonggung Palace will be closed to the public.

※ Closed on Mondays: Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace
※ Closed on Tuesdays: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine

Facilities for the Handicapped

* Wheelchair rental service available at Geunjeongmun guard post. * Parking spaces and restrooms (near outside entrance by parking lot) available for people with disabilities. * The main entrance has a wheelchair ramp for easy access.

Restrooms

Available

Interpretation Services Offered

Tours depart in front of the information center at Heungnyemun Gate (흥례문).
Duration: 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
Tour Schedule:
English: 11:00, 13:30, 15:30
Japanese: 10:00, 12:30, 14:30
Chinese: 09:30, 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30

* Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Group reservation: +82-2-723-4283
Reservations in Chinese: +82-2-723-4268

Korean Info. Service

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Friday and Saturday: 11:00, 16:00 (Gyeongbokgung Palace Culture Commentator) / 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 (supported by volunteer organization)
Sunday: 16:00 (Gyeongbokgung Palace Culture Commentator) / 10:00 to 15:00
(Every 30 minutes, supported by volunteer organization)

* Winter 16:00 - Guided; 15:30 - Cultural commentator

Access

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5

OR,
Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2

161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (경복궁(정부서울청사))- 389.6m

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