Seoul Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace


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

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The royal guards.

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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.

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Heungnyemun Gate is the second inner gate into Gyeongbokgung Palace. 

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

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

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

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

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A decorative item in the interior of Geunjeongjeon.

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

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Garden.

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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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