This is part of a series of posts under the category Heart and Seoul 2014.
This will just be a photo-heavy post because I have written about Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace in a previous post. For me, nothing much has changed since I visited in 2012 except that the free hanbok booth is now located near the Gwanghwamun Gate just opposite the ticket counter. Same as in 2012, we witnessed the changing of the guards, we wore hanboks, and explored the palace. We also dropped by the National Folk Museum of Korea which is connected to the palace grounds.
Since the palace was just a walking distance from 126 Mansion and we were not expecting to ride any public transpo afterwards, we brought our baby in his pram and we had no issues about it being just an excess baggage. Otherwise, we would have carried him in his i-Angel Hipseat Carrier (which we absolutely love but can’t use now because my baby doesn’t want to be in a carrier anymore). For those asking, we got his i-Angel carrier from G-Market, had it shipped to 126 Mansion, and we picked it up when we got there. We’re thankful that Su and Hyunchung graciously offered to receive and safekeep our package.
Anyhow, the pics…
And that pretty much wraps up my post.
Here’s the schedule of the changing of the guards ceremony as lifted from the Visit Korea website:
- January 1-December 31 (Closed on Tuesdays)
- Sumunjang(Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony
10:00, 13:00, 15:00 / three times a day / 20 minutes per ceremony
- Gwanghwamun Gate Guard-on-Duty Performance
11:00, 14:00, 16:00 / three times a day / 10 minutes per ceremony
Admission fee is 3,000KRW for the palace and it includes entrance to the museum. Here’s how to reach the palace:
- Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), take Exit 5, OR
- Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), take Exit 2.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. If you have comments or questions, hit the comment button below.
Til next post, Annyeong!