South Korea – Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Seoul, South Korea, April 2017: Way back in history it was indeed a palace, but nowadays visitors wont find Korean royalty hanging out here. No, instead the place is now home to a replication of Korean times past. Its the national folk museum and I’m afraid museums like this often just pass me by. Today however, the sky is blue, its warm, the blossom is out and its free  – all the ingredients for a few snaps of the palace building which actually looks quite intriguing and picturesque in the afternoon sunshine. Its situated next to the Bukchon quaint village and is of course in the top 10 list of Seoul’s attractions hence thousands of tourists, tour coaches and tour guides creating quite busy scene and this Wednesday afternoon.

So here’s a quick look at the Palace and a few of the replicated exhibits in the grounds.


So, if your not heavily into museums displaying replicated artifacts, I’d say this place is still worth a visit, just to get that souvenir snap of an old Korean Palace! As you can see I didn’t dwell on the inside for too long, but I spotted four interesting dummies on the way to the toilet!. Next door is another Palace, somewhat bigger and comes with an entrance fee, not that expensive, about 3000 Won, for probably more of the same – in a architectural sense. If not, tell me what I missed and I might go back! 🙂

Getting there: Gyeongbokgung Station on the orange line, Exit 4.

Cost: Free

Eat and Drink: Expensive coffee shop on the inside, hundreds of funky coffee shops and touristy joints on the outside


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