Seoul Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Entrance fee to the palace was KRW3000 (CAD3) per person.


The royal guards.


The National Palace Museum inside the palace houses relics, artifacts and royal treasures from the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty and Korean Empire with a 500-year of history.


Heungnyemun Gate is the second inner gate into Gyeongbokgung Palace. 


Seosu, an imaginery animal, on the Yeongjegyo Bridge, watching the waterway to repel the evil spirits.


Blue Dragon, one of the many stone carved figures seen in the palace.


Another stone carved figure, White Tiger. These Chinese zodiac stone carved figures are responsible for guarding Geunjeongjeon and the royal family against evil.


Interior of Geunjeongjeon (throne hall) or Hall of Government by Restraint. The royal screen depicts five mountains with the sun and the moon.


A decorative item in the interior of Geunjeongjeon.


Gyeonghoeru Pavilion is where the king threw formal banquets for foreign envoys.


Gyeongbokgung Palace Garden.


Corridor of Gyeongbokgung Palace which has similarity to those found in Beijing.

We did not manage to cover everything due to my feet were hurting wearing a pair of new sandals that I bought yesterday, thinking it will help walking in the rain.

So, we took a cab back to the hotel and it only cost KRW5600 (CAD5.60).

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