Gyeongbok Palace (Gyeongbokgung)

Last weekend we went to Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁). To understand how big this palace is, you have to see it from satellite:


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It took us around two hours to see the whole palace. Here are some of the pictures that we took:

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Main entrance.

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One of the main buildings.

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Main entrance from inside the palace, contrasting with some skyscrapers at the business district of Seoul.

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Detail of the (reconstructed) colorful ceiling.

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One of the few buildings which were not destroyed by the Japanese invasion.

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Traditional heating system. They made fire under the houses (the black gates) to keep the floor warm through a system of pipes.

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With a group of Japanese students that we met there. We didn’t seem very used to see foreigners, because as they saw us they run into us (literally) to take pictures.


Korean Spinning Top at the Children’s Museum inside the palace. It’s funny the way that we make it spin.

Tickets: 3,000 KRW
Audio Guide (optional): 1,000 KRW
Subway Line 5: Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 2
Subway Line 3: Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5