Gyeongbokgung Palace is the furthest palace in the North of Korea and is the largest. According to the internet, it was build back in 1395 but some parts were destroyed in a fire during the Japanese Invasion. King Gojong refurbished the damaged parts of the palace.
The palace is quite remarkable. It's pretty large and slap bang in the centre of Seoul. On one side, there is the busy city life. On the other side, there is the mountain landscape.
Cost: 3,000 won or 10,000won for three palaces.
Closed on Tuesdays
To be quite honest, I didn't know which parts were part of the Palace and which weren't. For example, we came across this building:
There was a museum just to the left of here which was free to go into (entrance fee for the palace).
My favourite part of the palace and gardens was the replica town from the past. It was so awesome to see. I wish they would create a bigger town like this for tourists. Just like the Petite France!
They had all of the replica items inside the stores.
How amazing would it be to visit a real sized replica town from the past? It would be awesome.
I loved that you could walk into some of the replica stores.
It was such a hot day, so I didn't manage to walk all the way round the Palace. It's only 3,000won, so I have no problems paying to go back in during the winter!
It's definitely worth visiting, and 3,000won is nothing!