Guided tour

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walk

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Korea Guide Tour
Guided tour

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace History Walk

Activity provider: Korea Guide Tour
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Discover Gyeongbokgung Palace, the first royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul. Join a guided tour to learn the history of the dynasty's largest palace as you explore every corner of it.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Gaze at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most iconic building in the city of Seoul
  • Explore the wonders of this majestic location with a professional guide
  • Immerse yourself in Korean history and hear all about the Joseon Dynasty
  • Admire the imposing architecture as you stroll around every corner of the estate
  • Discover Gyeonghoiru, the largest elevated pavilion with a man-made lake
Full description

Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty, on a guided tour with tickets included. Stroll around the majestic Seoul landmark and immerse yourself in Korean history with the live commentary of an expert.

Meet your guide at Gyeongbokgung station and head to Gyeongbukgung Palace's main gate. Take some time to look around the palace and admire the architecture. Learn about the history and hear the hidden stories of the largest palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

Take photos of the locations where kings and queens once stood, and discover the influence the dynasty had on Korean society during its five centuries in power. End your tour at the Gyeonghoiru pavilion, the event hall of the palace. Enjoy some time to explore at your own pace after the tour.

  • Professional tour guide
  • Audio receiver to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entrance ticket
  • Headset or earphones
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside of Gyeongbokgung Station's Exit 5, at the stairs in front of the National Palace Museum of Korea.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Had a very nice and hard-working English-speaking guide. A couple of times, especially at the beginning, she was very dependent on her tablet to retrieve information, sometimes she also lacked the vocabulary, so that stories didn't come to an end (the punchlines were missing), but without a guide we wouldn't have the interesting details can experience, because as a self-starter you don't understand the background, you can only look into the buildings and everything else is then left to your imagination... So it's worth following a guide in a small group.

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September 25, 2022

Our guide was very friendly and fluent in English and had a looot of really interesting facts about the buildings, suroundings, how everything is determined by religion and culture. I don't think we could have gotten these informations without a guide! Also the other guides walking around were not close as enthusiastic as our guide Sora! I'd love to book again!

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October 14, 2022


Great tour, knowledgable guide and a beautiful palace enriched with history

December 3, 2022

Product ID: 344341