We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
More Info
US$75.00*
and up
Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot
More Info
US$33.00*
and up
Seoul Palace Morning Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
CONTACT
Website
+82 2-3700-3900
Write a Review
Reviews (7,490)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,262 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed learning about dynasties, intrigues in the palace and architecture. Secret Garden tour is beautiful and interesting as well.

Thank Venette C
Reviewed 2 days ago

very nice grounds, love these types of places. if you like history, then you must visit the palace. k?

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time strolling around the grounds of the palace. Lots of nice pmaces to pise for a pucture. Fun to people watch as people rent Korean dress when visiting the palace. Very nice gift shop too.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Similar to the other palaces, just bigger and a little more elaborate. Doesn't compare to the palaces in Forbidden City. We had volunteer staff give us a tour. Exhibit information at points of interest would have been helpful.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rented a handbook for 2 hrs for 10,000won. From a shop just across the road. Rented the cheapest so the design was much simpler than the more expensive ones at 30,000won. Both female and male handbook available. Once you wear a handbook, entrance is free!!!...More

1  Thank snbs96
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was really amazing to visit such a beautiful place in the middle of the city Seoul. I thought it was really interesting how both traditional and modern life coexist together in a city. The traditional clothes, Hanbok, that everyone wore are so pretty and...More

Thank G2mma
Reviewed 3 days ago

Step back into time and walk the massive palace grounds right in the middle of Seoul. See the secret island where the king relaxed with his lady. Take pictures in front of the party pavilion. See the magnificent throne room View the building where hangul...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The palace is very interesting, but also very crowded. The changing of the guard was pretty spectacular. Make sure you register for the free tour of the palace! Our guide was a young lady who spoke very good English and offered a lot of interesting...More

Thank Brunhilda7
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wandered round by ourselves and really enjoyed the tranquillity in this massive complex. A must do on your 1st trip to Seoul to appreciate the development of Korea as a nation

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is an amazing place....just the peace and the beauty in the middle of the city. It is worth it to visit

Thank SRLE64
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
HwangSaengGa Kalguksu
72 reviews
.36 km away
Terarosa Gwanghwamun
27 reviews
.41 km away
Saint Augustin Gyeongbokgung
54 reviews
.41 km away
Dugahun
22 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Samcheongdong-gil Road
370 reviews
.65 km away
The National Folk Museum of Korea
707 reviews
.38 km away
Gwanghwamun Gate
709 reviews
.29 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jejebo
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from P_Pat_2010 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. No there is no dress code. Enjoy
1
Vote
Kristy W
20 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kho2317 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But don't recall seeing people in shorts except ladies.
0
Votes
yimei56
22 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Justwedeminute | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide while in Korea but found that there are 3 tours per day and they take about 90 mins. I'd tour it on my own if I were you.
1
Vote