Seoul-o (solo) Winter Trip: Gyeongbokgung Palace | Gwangjang Market

Gyeongbokgung Palace as said to be the most beautiful and the largest among the 5 palaces. The National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum are located just inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace. There are several areas inside and it even took me an hour to or so to explore everything. The palace is well-maintained. If you’re lucky, you may be able to watch the changing of the guards ceremony.


How to get there: 

  • From Gyeongbokgung Station – Line 3 and take Exit 5
  • From Anguk Station – Line 3 and take Exit 1
  • Take Bus No. 1020, 7025,109, 171, 172, 601 or 606 and get off at Gyeongbokgung Palace Bus Stop.

Closed every Tuesdays

Operating Hours
January-February 09:00-17:00
March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30
September-October 09:00-18:00
November-December 09:00-17:00

Admission Fees:
Korean Citizens
Adults (ages 25-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won

International Visitors
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Groups (10 people or more): 1,200 won

Integrated Palace Ticket
– Four Palaces (Changdeokgung Palace (including Huwon, Secret Garden), Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and Jongmyo Shrine
– Ticket is 10,000 won and is valid for use for three month after purchase.
– Non-refundable upon visiting at least one place.

Gwangjang Markethad been popular for silk and clothes, but what others don’t know is it’s also a great place to food trippin’. If you’re looking for a traditional Korean dish in a street style dining then this is the place to be. I went here for lunch and I left so full and happy!



How to get there: 

  • Take Subway line 1 to Jongno 5(o)-ga Station and take Exit 11
  • Walk towards Jongno 4-ga Rotary and enter the market through the second West gate

Closed every Sundays

Operating Hours
General stores 08:30-18:00
Restaurants 08:30-23:00
Clothing stores 21:00-10:00 (Next day)

Admission Fees: FREE! 

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