Gyeongbokgug Palace was built in 1395 and is the largest of the 5 Joseon Dynasty palaces in Seoul. Gyengbokgung was used as the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty.
It was destroyed by fire during the Imjin War and subsequently left abandoned for 2 centuries until it was fully restored in the 19th century.
It was again destroyed by the Japanese during their occupation and has since been restored again.
Both the National Palace Museum and National Folk Museum are located inside the palacegrounds . Entrance to both these museums are included as a part of the entrance fee to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
There is a changing of guards ceremony at the main entrance in front of Gwanghwamun at 10:00am and 2:00pm daily. (closed on Tuesdays)
Adults (19-64 years old): 3,000KRW (2,400KRW for groups of 10 or more)
Children (7-18 years old): 1,500KRW (1,200KRW for groups of 10 or more)
Children (6 years & younger): Free Admission
Seniors (65 years & older): Free Admission
Anybody wearing a Hanbok: Free Admission
January-February: 9:00am to 5:00pm
March-May: 9:00am to 6:00pm
June-August: 9:00am to 6:30pm
September-October: 9:00am to 6:00pm
November-December: 9:00am to 5:00pm
*Last entry is 1 hour before closing time*
*Closed on Tuesdays*