Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395 and is widely referred to as the Northern Palace due to its location in relation to the other nearby palaces. Gyeongbokgung is the grandest and considered to be the most beautiful palace in Korea. The palace was mostly burned to the ground during the Imjin War (1592-1598) with Japan. All of the buildings were later rebuilt and restored under the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919). Any Seoul tour would not be complete without a Gyeongbokgung Palace tour. Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the most popular sites when it comes to tours in Seoul. The National Folk Museum of Korea is also located on the palace graounds. Be sure to check out the museum as part of your tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Seoul:
Bukchon Hanok Village
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161 (세종로)
Closed on Tuesdays
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
* Operating hours are subject to change depending on conditions or circumstances.
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Groups (10 people or more): 1,200 won