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Make sure you visit the Gyeonghoeru Pavillion, located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace to the East. Most people spend all day inside the palace, but make sure you venture east of the Palace. Best time to visit, just before sunset as the warm sunlight will make the palace look amazing.

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  • Address: 1 Sejong-ro, Jogno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Gwanghwamun
  • Phone: +82-2-3700-3900
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The large palace of Gyeongbokgung is the pride of Seoul's tourist literature and its elegantly painted front gate, Gwanghwamun Gate, effectively functions as a symbol of the city of Seoul. Located directly across from Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul and City Hall area, it is within easy reach for both travelers and locals. Both gate and palace were initially built in 1395, the same year that Seoul became the capital of the Joseon Dynasty, which ruled Korea with Seoul as a capital city. Although fire, war and Japanese occupation have wiped out pretty much all of the original structure, renovations have been conducted with care and there is no mistaking the gentle majesty of the palace.

Seoul's biggets tourist draw, is also home to one of the biggest travel secrets, the front courtyard stays open until 11pm, enabling those in the know to catch a stunning sunset over the Bukhansan Mountains - adding fiery colours into the calm silhouettes of the palace walls. Unbelievable!

Operating Hours: March through October: 9am--6pm. November through February: 9am - 5pm. Open until 7pm Saturdays and Sundays and National Holidays in May, June, July and August.

Admission: Adults: (age: 19-64) 3,000 KRW. Minors (age 7-18): 1,500 KRW. The ticket booth closes one hour before closing of palace.

 

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A royal night out at Gyeongbok Palace

30 Jul 2014 to 11 Aug 2014
A royal night out at Gyeongbok Palace

Where: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 1 Sejong-ro, Jogno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Event type: Tour.

Telephone: +82-2-3700-3900.

Gyeongbok Palace is once again opening its doors at night so that people can enjoy the royal palace without suffering from the scorching sun. From July 30 to Aug. 11, the palace will admit up to 1,500 visitors per night between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will stay open until 10 p.m. The limited number of tickets, which cost 3,000 won ($2.95), can be bought online starting July 23 at 2 p.m. or at the door. There is a limit of two tickets per purchase. Tickets can be bought at ticket auction website. To encourage visitors to learn more about Korea’s royal culture, the National Palace Museum of Korea will also stay open until 10 p.m., featuring displays of artifacts from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

How to get there:
Gyengbokgung Palace is located a 5 min walk from exit 5, Gyengbokgung station, line 3 and a 10 min walk from exit 2 of Gwanghwamun station, line 5. You cannot miss it as it it huge!

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