It's ok to visit and quite a spectacular sight. So you should add this to your day trip if you have time. You can really get some nice photos here
This is probably one of the great places to soak up the traditional Korean culture. Changing of the guards is a "must wait for" activity. For 3000 won admission, you will see a grand palace and its ground - almost too good to be true. Highly recommended.
Be prepared to walk and experience the ancient palace. It's huge and a lot of gardens to explore. However, there are still some renovation going on. Watch out for the timing to witness the change of guards as well.
This is the gate that leads to Gyeongbukgung, Guards stand outside of the gate where you can take pictures. Also you can catch the changing of the guard just inside for free which is nice. If you're going to Gyeongbukgung you have to go through this gate
The gate leads into the Palace on one side and the Gwanghwamun square on the other. A place worth visiting if you are in Seoul. The palace is really huge and so beautifully managed. The ceremony of changing guards is worth watching. In the square the statutes of King Sejong & Admiral Sunshin are situated and square is large. At... More
The Gwanghwamun (or Gwang-Hwa-Mun) Plaza One cannot help but to compare the Gwanghwamun Plaza of Seoul with the Trafalgar Square of London, where The Nelson’s Column was erected to commemorate Admiral Horatio who died in the battle Trafalgar. The imposing status of Admiral Yi Sun Sin, a highly decorated and much revered, or even worshipped Korean naval commander, a legendary... More
after we step down of the gwanghwamun station exit 9, the beautiful scene of gwanghwamun gate wirh the mountain view rise upon us, one of the biggest gate we saw. closed to king sejong monument. dont miss the changing guard ceremony at 10.00 at front of the gate and took picture with the guard after the ceremony
The largest gate in Seoul, second largest being part of the city wall. Entry into Gyongbokgung Palace is thru here, and you pay after so you could just go in here and decide to skip the palace. There is a show in front of the gate, but I'm not sure the times but I think it occurs often as I... More
I passed by Gate Gwanghwamun by chance one evening. A few days earlier, I visited Gyeongbukgong palace but came by the Gyeongbukgong subway station near the National Palace museum. I'm glad I got to see the Gate that evening as it was one of the highlights of my Seoul trip.
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