Traditional Seoul – A Rich History Only a Few Hours Away

Traditional Korean temple

Gyeongbok Palace

Traditional Korean temple
Traditional Korean temple

Gyeongbok Palace is the most spectacular of five royal palaces located in Seoul. It was built in 1395 and was the main palace of the Kings of the Joseon dynasty. It is home to the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum.

Admission: ₩ 3000 Won OR $3.44 Australian dollars

Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Bugaksan Mountain / Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace

Bugaksan is a spectacular mountain in Seoul. It is home to the Gyeongbokgung Palace and a recently restored city wall. View the palace and old city wall then walk along one or two of the easy hiking trails. In Spring, you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. This is an area of great natural beauty and a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Seoul.

Recommended time: Allow at least 2 hours for your visit

Admission: free entry

Opening hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm April to October | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm November to March

Location: 42, Changuimun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea