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    0.0 mi

    Gyeongbokgung Palace

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

    the biggest and grandest palace in Seoul! this pavilion overlooking the lake was where banquets were held in the past.

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  • 2
    0.17 mi

    Sejong Cultural Center

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


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

    Insadong is famous in Seoul for being a "traditional culture street," which basically means that Koreans will direct tourists there for a perspective of traditional Korean life - from hanoks, to traditional art and tea houses, to street performances. While it might seem like a bit of an overt tourist destination, it's charming enough to warrant a stroll.

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  • 6
    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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  • 7
    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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    0.91 mi

    National Museum of Korea

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

    This place is one of the largest museums in the world. You'll learn a lot about Korea here--and about other Asian countries and cities. When you're ready for a break, head to the tea room.

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  • 9
    0.88 mi

    Changdeokgung Palace

    99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    0.88 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    16 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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  • 10
    0.45 mi


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

    Must go to "Nunamu Jib" for the best "dduk Kalbi" on the planet.

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  • 11
    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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  • 12
    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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    0.88 mi

    Myeong-dong NANTA Theatre

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

    Korea's answer to Broadway's "Stomp." You don't need knowledge of Korean--or any language--to enjoy it.

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  • 14
    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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    0.52 mi

    Bukchon Hanok Village

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

    North of the palace and Seochon is Bukchon, a uniquely historical neighborhood that is not to be missed when traveling in Seoul. The streets are lined with traditional Korean hanoks (some lived in, some not) and the neighborhood boasts quaint cafes and restaurants. Though Bukchon is certainly not going through as much of a modern revolution as Seochon, it's proximity ...

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    0.48 mi

    Jogyesa Temple (조계사)

    45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.48 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    3 reviews

    The pre-eminent Buddhist temple within downtown Seoul, Jogyesa is the seat of the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism, and makes an excellent stop while you're in the central Gwanghwamun / Insadong neighborhood. I've taken lots of visitors to the city to this small, pretty collection of traditional pavilions, with their enormous ornate Buddhas, but my fondest memories of it come ...

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    0.58 mi

    인사동쌈지길 (Ssamziegil)

    38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.58 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    5 reviews

    Insadong is one of my favorite places in Korea. Things you find in Insadong: contemporary art from local artists, cultural art supplies, etsy-like shops where you can find one-of-a-kind clothes, accessories, housewares and more, awesome awesome street food and restaurants and cultural gifts for your friends back home.

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    0.97 mi


    2-1 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    0.97 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    3 reviews

    Changgyeonggung is one of the big palaces in Seoul. The grounds are very scenic. During the colonial period, the Japanese built a zoo and botanic garden on the grounds, so not many of the original buildings remain. I recommend this as one of the most interesting palaces in Seoul.

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    0.91 mi


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

    Dongdaemun Market

    Seoul-si Jung-gu Euljiro 6-ga
    0.91 mi from Gyeongbokgung
    3 reviews

    Shopping! For clothes! And more clothes! And food! And then drinking! And then more clothes! EVEN AT 3 AM!!!! It's touted as the world's largest fashion market, and it goes on until the wee hours. Not to be missed.

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