✈ Seoul, Korea: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. It is the largest and the oldest of the Five Grand Palaces. Built in 1935, it is located at the northern end of Seoul's main boulevard.

Gwangwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was extremely damaged during the Japanese occupation and Korean war but was restored to its original site and reopened to the public in 2010. However, the location of the gate had been changed from where it originally stood.

Gwangwamun - the main and south gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace

There is the reenactment of the Changing of the Royal Guard and the Patrol Ritual, which are performed everyday between 10am and 3pm. 

Heungnyemun Gate is the second largest and inner gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Geunjeongjeon Imperial Throne Hall

Geonchunmun Gate

Parking area of Gyeongbokgung Palace

HB popped in a few minutes at Seoul Selection Bookstore located in the basement of a black brick building, which is just across the parking lot of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Seoul Selection Bookshop

While I busied myself observing and photographing the surrounding area.

Korean Policemen on duty outside the parking area of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Dongsibjagak Watchtower sits in the middle of intersection located at the southeastern corner of Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul's pedicab rickshaw
In Gyeongbokgung Palace, there is also the National Folk Museum if you want to learn the lifestyle and culture of Korean people. And the National Museum of Korea that exhibits a fine collection of historic relics and works of art used in the royal court during the Joseon period.

✿ Address: Gyeongbokgung Palace is located at 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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