161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10 reviews

Gyeongbokgung was originally built during Korea's Joseon dynasty, first meant to house King Taejo. The original was destroyed by the Japanese, but the palace and the grounds have been restored beautifully. Today, the palace sits just to the west of the lovely Seochon neighborhood, north of Insadong, and near the historical Bukchon neighborhood. It's proximity to these places, as well ...

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    0.0 mi

    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    1 Sejongro, Seoul, 11, South Korea
    0.0 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    60 reviews

    Hands down, my favourite place in Seoul. Geyongbok palace is the nicest place to see the royal life of the old days. You can see the skyline over the roof of the palace, and it gives an interesting feeling. You are literally in the middle of the royal palace, in one of the biggest and the modernest cities in the ...

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  • 2
    0.17 mi

    National Folk Museum of Korea

    37, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, 서울특별시, South Korea
    0.17 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    2 reviews

    One of the 'must visit' place in Seoul. This is the best museum in Korea I've ever been. Their exhibit is very intimate. Not just showing things from the past in the glass compartments, they actually built an old style houses in the museum so we can sit and feel what it's like. You can learn about history, culture, food, ...

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    0.17 mi

    Sejong Cultural Center

    81-3 Sejong-no, Seoul, 11 110-821 South Korea
    0.17 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    2 reviews
  • 4
    0.24 mi

    국립고궁박물관 national palace museum

    12, Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.24 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    1 review

    This has many treasures. I loved the artifacts but most of all what royal life looked like was my favorite. What was the best feature was the modern facilities and air conditioning.

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  • 5
    0.23 mi

    Gagarin Used Book Store

    23 Jahamun-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.23 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    1 review

    Gagarin is a great used book store in the Seochon neighborhood. It has a bunch of used design and art books which are fun to leaf through even if you aren't in the market for a 20-pound volume on typography. The woman that works the store most days is really sweet, and they also sell some artsy trinkets by local ...

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  • 6
    0.54 mi

    Gwanghwamun Square

    Sejong-ro Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
    0.54 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    21 reviews

    Hemmed in on both sides by rushing traffic and foreign embassies, the newly-completed Gwanghwamun Square, a long and broad concrete plaza at the center of one of the city's most important cultural and governmental districts, is a delightful and sorely needed public space in a city that sometimes lacks for them. With the long avenue framing Seoul's low mountains in ...

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  • 7
    0.88 mi

    Changdeokgung Palace

    99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    0.88 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    15 reviews

    This palace is situated near Seochon, Bukchon, and Gyeonbokgung, and I prefer the grounds to those of Gyeongbok palace. In the summer, this place is absolutely beautiful, and the outdoor gardens, greenhouses, and ponds are a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There are walking tours available at the entrances to all the palaces if you're interested in brushing ...

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    0.75 mi


    Insa-dong, Seoul, 11 South Korea
    0.75 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    58 reviews

    Lots of shopping, souvenirs, food, tea houses, food carts

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  • 9
    0.8 mi

    Millennium Plaza

    Jongno 2-ga, Seoul, 11 South Korea
    0.8 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    1 review
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    0.91 mi


    Boseong, South Korea
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    3 reviews
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  • 11
    0.91 mi

    Muju Resort (Deogyusan)

    Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    2 reviews

    so nice game

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    0.91 mi

    Mt. Namsan

    Center of Seoul, Seoul, 11 South Korea
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    1 review

    Great place to run, watch the visor ladies walk, and even playing badminton ...

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  • 13
    0.96 mi

    Deoksugung Palace

    5-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.96 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    14 reviews

    Be sure to stop by to see the changing of guards at 11am, 2 pm and 4 pm. This would add to the experience of learning more about the palace court life in imperial Korea.

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    0.91 mi

    Seoul City Hall

    Taepyoungro 1-ga 31, Seoul, 11 South Korea
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    28 reviews

    Better in the summer as they put on nightly, traditional performances for free. Bring a blanket and some food/drinks to enjoy on the grass while you watch.

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    0.91 mi

    National Museum of Korea

    Sejong-ro 1-57, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    19 reviews

    I learned so much about Korea at this Museum. This place opened up my eyes and allowed me to see more of Korea that I never knew, from their pivotal roll in history to the fight during the Korean War. I would recommend this place for families and anyone who is just curious.

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  • 16
    0.45 mi


    Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.45 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    11 reviews

    Samcheong-dong lies north of Anguk station on line 3, beginning where Insadong leaves off. By contrast, it's hardly ever discovered by tourists, and the lanes of boutiques, galleries, and cute coffee shops makes a nice afternoon's wandering. One of the few areas in this sprawling, frequently ugly city with real character.

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  • 17
    0.52 mi

    Bukchon Hanok Village

    105 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.52 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    9 reviews

    Quite a good place to go. But better go with sam-cheong dong, because its not worth to go there just for Hanok. A good place for historical siteseeing.

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  • 18
    0.88 mi

    Myeong-dong NANTA Theatre

    22 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.88 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    8 reviews

    An awesome comedic theater performance! There isn't much talking, but a lot of action and hilarious gestures and facial expressions. It's a story surrounding food, people, music, and some audience participation. If you are looking for fun entertainment, this would be it!

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  • 19
    0.71 mi


    6 Jongno 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.71 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    7 reviews

    Jongno is the center of Seoul - transportation, history, culture, and art, but most of all - street food. The street might be filled with people during the day, but it will be replaced with the bright-light street food vendors cart at night. Great price, and great atmosphere to check out some of the best street foods in Seoul.

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  • 20
    0.76 mi

    Gyeonghuigung Palace

    1 Sinmunno 2-ga, Seoul, South Korea, South Korea
    0.76 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    7 reviews

    There's nothing wrong with this small park near Gwanghwamun containing the heavily reconstructed buildings of the modest Gyeonghui ("Kyung-Hee") Palace. It's not spectacular, but makes a quiet spot for a walk away from the crowds at Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung.

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