It felt like a Hunter exam, the one where Gon, Killua and the rest of the gang tried to keep up with the examiner Satotsu. Only that we’re in the huuuuuuge Gyeongbokgung Palace Grounds, and the Satotsu in this situation is our tour guide who looks like a retired soldier. We had to brisk-walk else we’d lose sight of him.
Gyeongbokgung is in the heart of Jongno-gu, a place rich in cultural and historical significance to South Korea. Of the four palace complexes in Jongno-gu, Gyeonbokgung is not just the largest but is said to be the most beautiful as well. Here are some of the highlights of our stop:
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
Closed on Tuesdays.
Adults (ages 25-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (10 people or more): 1,200 won
Gyeongbokgung is near Gyeongbokgung station on Seoul Subway Line 3.