Gyeongbokgung Palace - Sightseeing Seoul - © Vincent_St_Thomas
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Resplendent happiness.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is a royal palace built in 1394, one of the Big Five Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The palace's name literally means The Palace of Resplendent Happiness.

Destroyed by a fire during the sixteenth century Japanese occupation, the palace's 7,700 rooms were restored under the reign of King Gojong from 1852 to 1919. However the places most associated with the Joseon Dynasty; the Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and the Hyangwonjeong Pond remained intact.

161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu
135-600 Seoul

Phone number
82 2 3700 3900


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