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National Palace Museum of Korea

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Address: 12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Nice museum palace

The museum is located in and not far away from the city. The building is nice and many palace's stuffs here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Asep H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is located in and not far away from the city. The building is nice and many palace's stuffs here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Admission: FREE admission The Museum: Very informative and educational. Great display of historic items. This museum is right next to Gyeongbokgung Palace. The Location: Subway Line 3, Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5

Thank travelercass
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this museum will give one a brief overview of Korean Palace life. This a good place to visit before going around the palace grounds so one will have a feel of the substance of the palace and other structures.

Thank Ceevee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy palaces, history and architecture, this is a place for you! The exhibits explain how the palaces were built, the architecture styles, techniques and ideas. Also displays with palace life, etiquettes and practices. Quite interesting. I enjoyed looking at the displays but alas, the descriptions were mostly in Korean. There is some English explanation but mainly summary or... More 

Thank mingzy
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

So many of the museums are much the same for the foreigner and this one was no different. There is some English but for many of the exhibits all you get was the name of the item in English which you could in most cases guess anyway. I found that after a bit that I just walked round with just... More 

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Please stop by the museum when you visit the 5 palaces, it is so worth visiting, especially to see the screen

Thank Sinead W
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Beautifully laid out in spacious halls, the history of the 500 years of Joseon rule is well featured here. Free admission, located just next to the main entrance to Gyeongbukgung, there is little to discourage anyone to visit. Worth the 0.5 to 1 hour visit together with the palace visit.

Thank Allkuans
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty big museum. Right by one of the main temples. Entrance is free. So rich in history. Good souvenirs. 1F is under renovation

Thank Samuel D
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We're visiting the Gyeongbok Palace and the museum is right next to it. A nice break from the heat and learn some Korean culture and history.

Thank HaDa2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I stumbled upon this museum when visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace--in fact you enter through the gate to the Palace and the museum is on your right--hidden. Free to enter and amazing exhibits. You can't miss the Korean Water clock, which defies description (it is two stories high). The place was deserted on a Saturday. You could spend hours here. A real... More 

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