Photo Essay: Gyeongbokgung Palace May 31, 2018May 31, 2018 by Krizka The traditional dress, hanbok, can be rented from shops around the palace. Rental costs around 20,000 to 40,000 won ($20-40) for a few hours. The Royal Guards. A changing of the guards ceremony takes place twice a day at the main gate. One of the doors to the numerous pavilions in the compound. Each pavilion has a different purpose, e.g. for receiving guests, as studies and libraries, home to the king’s eunuchs and guards, or for storage. Most of the pavilions are reconstructions. Only a few structures survived the Japanese Invasions in the 1500’s. Gyeongbokgung is the largest of the five palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. It is closed on Tuesdays, and entrance is free of charge. Nearest station (Seoul Metro) – Gyeongbokgung. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Tags: Asia Korea photography Seoul travel Krizka Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.