Being regarded as one of the most iconic monuments in Seoul, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, dazzles as an idyllic site where you could understand and explore its vibrant culture of South Korea. Read on to know more about this stunning attraction!
Located at a three-way junction at the northern end of Sejongno, The Gyeongbokgung Palace is a magnificent monument that vividly describes Seoul’s storied history! Being constructed in the year of 1395 the palace has seen great empires rise and fall, it has seen war, it has seen a great deal of destruction and despair as well as it has seen happiness, and prosperous times. With so much of the history behind it and numerous things to see and explore, visiting this site is indeed an interesting thing to do during your time in Seoul.
During 1592 as a result of an invasion from Japan the palace was destroyed by fire and it was left in ruins for over 250 years! It was renovated in the year 1867. Again tragedy struck the palace during the Korean war it was destroyed again – after its destruction, there were several other conservation efforts but none of it restored the palace to its former glory. Fortunately, it went under a large renovation phase which finally made the monument accessible to the public.
Things you could see
There is plenty of things to see and explore within the temple – most of its courtyards, gardens and other notable regions of the palace are accessible to the public, And once every hour from 10.00 – 15.00 the guards shift position and ceremoniously take leave and there is a dedicated crowd at the palace who especially arrive here to see this event.
Being one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city getting here is extremely easy. All you have to do is get into a taxi and tell the driver the name of the place. If you are stationed at a serviced apartment in Seoul the likes of Somerset Palace Seoul you could reach out to the front desk for they will arrange transportation.