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Quiet little historical landmark

Right in the middle of the city near the Anguk station. We were staying nearby and stop by to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2019
Itravel0ne
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Small Temple, Interesting to Explore

It doesn't have the grand of Gyeongbokgung Palace but if you're looking for a grand palace without... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2019
RuthNina
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

I visited this place as my hotel is nearby. Else I will not make it in my itinerary. It was once the house of Heungseon Daewongun, the father of King Gojong. Despite its location in the middle of the city, this compound remains peaceful and quiet. It is a small complex, with a few traditional buildings. 20 mins is sufficient to briefly explore this place. Free admission, closed on Monday.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Go to Anguk station, it just 3 minutes walking distance from the station. The entrance is free. Please see pictures below for their opening time. It's a small and cozy palace.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 247Carpe_Diem
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Reviewed 22 June 2019

This would not be a "destination" palace, but if you are in the area it is worth stopping by for a quick stroll. Admission is free of charge and an English brochure is available at the entrance to provide orientation and historical perspective.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 17 June 2019

It doesn't have the grand of Gyeongbokgung Palace but if you're looking for a grand palace without the swarming tourist, here's the place. It's really quiet, with only few people around. You'll see family taking professional photos in traditional clothes, school students going on a field trip and a handful number of tourist. Located near Anguk station, it's quite easy to find when you came straight from the station. I walked from the other side of Insa-dong and got lost before finally reached the palace. Expect to spend 1-2 hours going around the palace. There's a nice indoor museum too, which you shouldn't miss.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthNina
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

This place used to be a home of Gojong, 26th King of Joseon Dynasty in the late 19th century and was the house of his father, Heungseon Daewongun, who actually ran the country when the king was too young to rule.

This is a small place. Nothing much going on (except some events on weekends). But that's probably the reason you would need this place, where is so quiet and restful in the right middle of the big city. Plus, free admission.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank framingeffect
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