|Changing guards at the main gate|
Gyeonbokgung was build in 1395 and it was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Gyeonbokgung served as a home for the kings, king's household and for the government of Joseon. Arguably it has said to be the greatest and most beautiful of the palaces, but it's not my favourite! Anyways I would say that if you want to see one palace and are ready to walk a lot, you should maybe choose to go to Gyeonbokgung, it offers you a lot of variety with different kind of buildings. Also the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea are located in there. Watching changing of guards is one of the most popular activies for tourists in Seoul, they do it few times a day.
|This is the roof, so detailed|
|These women are actually foreign tourists wearing rented hanboks.|
|National Folk Museum of Korea|
How to get there
It's really easy to go to Gyeonbokgung! Easiest way is to take a subway line 5 and get off at the Gwanghwamun station, but there's many subway lines going pretty close to it if you are ready to walk a little. Line 3 and station Gyeonbokgung brings you right next to the palace.
Fee: 3000 won / adult
Open: January-February 09:00-17:00 / March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30 / September-October 09:00-18:00
November-December 09:00-17:00, last change to get in one hour before closing
They also offer guided tours.