Hours to take:
40 minutes / If you are going to the secret garden as well, it would be 90
3,000 won / Secret garden: additional 5,000 won
Attractions near here:
Insadong antique shop alley, Bukchon hanok village, Gwanghwamun square
Story of it:
The palace gained in importance starting from the time of 9th king of Joseon, Seongjong, when a number of kings began using it as a place of residence. Unfortunately, the palace was burned down by angry citizens in 1592 when the royal family fled their abode during the Japanese Invasion of Korea. Thanks to Gwanghaegun, the palace was restored in 1611. Even today, it holds a number of cultural treasures such as Injeongjeon Hall, Daejojeon Hall, Seonjeongjeon Hall, and Nakseonjae.