Around Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty, is located at the northern end of Sejong-ro Street. On its grounds stands the National Folk Museum of Korea, where visitors can browse through the unique cultural and historical traits of Korea and the lifestyle of bygone days. Geunjeongjeon, the throne hall, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Hyangwonjeong Pavilion and many other building boast exquisite architecture in the grandest garden landscape.

Geonchunmun, the east gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, opens on Samcheongdong-gil Street, which is lined with many art galleries. From the northern tip of the 1-km strip of Samcheongdong-gil Street extends a tree lined  street in front of Cheongwadae (The Blue House), adorned with manicured roadside patches.

At its other end are the cozy Mugunghwa Dongsan (Rose of Sharon Garden) and Hyoja-dong Sarangbang (an exhibition hall that displays former president’s gifts from overseas as well as memorabilia of Seoul history).

source: Korea Travel Guide


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