One of the most likable palaces in Korea
Gyeongbokgung Subway station, Exit #5, 5 mins walk
Gwanghwamun Subway station, Exit #2, 5 mins walk
Story of it:
The royal palace of the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace was constructed in 1394 when King Taejo, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, decided to move the capital to Hanyang, today’s Seoul. It stands at the end of Sejongno in downtown Seoul today, a location that was chosen by geomancers as a propitious site since it is embraced by mountains and rivers. The palace was the residence for the royal family and the main venue for court audiences and functions.