First Stop in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace

After a good breakfast near our hotel, off we went to our first stop: Gyeongbukgung Palace. All I can say is that we were mesmerized by the beauty of this palace. Will just let the photos show you. This place is beyond beautiful.

Gyeongbokgung(경복궁), also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace -- is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. First constructed in 1395, later burned and abandoned for almost three centuries, and then reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name means "Palace" [Gung] "Greatly Blessed by Heaven" [Gyeongbok]. SOURCE.

In the early 20th century, much of the palace was destroyed by Imperial Japan. Since then, the walled palace complex has been gradually restored back to its original form. As of 2009, roughly 40% of the original number of palace buildings still stand or have been reconstructed. SOURCE.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located at 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. To go there take Seoul Subway Line 3 and exit Gyeongbokgung Station.

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