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Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 2-3700-3900
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on...

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.

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Well preserved historic sight

Took a taxi to outside the gate and purchased admission ticket. Once inside the gate, we explored inside the walls and saw some amazing structures. We saw some signage with a... read more

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I guide tourists around the city I visit this palace on average 2x per week and have seen the landscape changes according to season. The architecture is average but even after countless visit, I still love strolling around the compound in particular the garden right behind royal compound. I'd suggest touring in clockwise direction. Start at the main hall,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a taxi to outside the gate and purchased admission ticket. Once inside the gate, we explored inside the walls and saw some amazing structures. We saw some signage with a brief English version explaining the structures. Wandering throughout, the sight has a folklore museum and temple and alongside a simulated village constructed to show life several centuries back. Also... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a lot of places to explore in this palace. I love the Hyangwonjeong area, the pond is like what you see in a painting but real. You can also witness the changing of the royal guards. Being here is a nice way to be familiar of their history. This palace is accessible from the train station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with my husband. it took us 3 hours to walk not even half of the palace. It is HUGE. And it is covered with ginkgo tree which their leaves has all turned into red and yellow. VERY BEAUTIFUL.

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Oldenburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a bit disappointed by the palace as it is a rebuilt palace with almost no interiors. The imperial palaces in Japan or China are much bigger, nicer and more interesting. It is still worthwhile to visit, but do not expect too much. I like the museum next to the palace though and would recommend to visit that one... More 

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malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the free English tour guided programme which was insightful. There were Mandarin guided tours too It closes on Tuesday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is huge and located in the heart of Seoul so that it makes the city more attractive and interesting. Hyundai National Gallery and Samchungdong are very close to the site. Try this area.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not my favorite place, but it is so nice to see when the leaves are about to fall. Colors are awesome. People also enjoy it in spring, with the colorful flowers. I have a couple of times, and I always think that the most beautiful part is when I see it from the outside, the main entrance with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This palace even though it's mostly been recreated due to destruction it's been completed Ina truly gorgeous manner. You can wander around the whole complex using just the provided map. There is lots of signage in English explaining what the various buildings originally used for. Talk a lunch and sit in the open spaces for a relaxing experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely historic site to visit; easy ride on the Metro and you are there to stroll and imagine what life was like for those who lived in and worked at the palace. The area near the back with the pond and pavilions is particularly beautiful and restful. It is a bit surreal as skyscrapers surround this human sized place,... More 

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