Sunday, August 31, 2014

#717 - Gyeongbokgung

One of the school tours brought us to Gyeongbokgung!
It is the main palace and one of the five palaces during the Joseon Dynasty.

 Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung.

Didn't manage to take photos of the guards because there were simply too many people trying to take a shot of them. ._.

A far view of Hyeungnyemun Gate.

Hyeungnyemun Gate.

 Went in the National Palace Museum of Korea for a while!

 There were many artifacts and also clothings from the past, the robes and hats the Emperor wore for example. There were a lot of scriptures and chinese writings too.

 This was the Emperor seal I think. I see 皇帝. Haha.

 Geunjeongmun Gate, which will lead us to Geunjeongjeon Hall where the Emperor's throne is located.

Group photo's credit to Yong Siang w his huge ass S5 screen hahaha, no selfie stick yo.

We were not allowed to enter so here's a super zoomed in version of the Emperor's throne!

 Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, a venue hall for the Emperor to hold important banquets and feasts.

 I... cannot remember where I took this.

 The other entrance of the museum.

All the horsessss.

I think Gyeongbokgung is a good place for tourists who are interested in Korea's history and those palaces! There are far more interesting stuff to learn if you follow a tour guide as well. Saw from my friend's FB photos, there are paths where no humans step on, as it's only for spirits. That.. is quite interesting? Entrance fee to the Gyeongbokgung costs 3000 won for the public if I am not wrong. Do go and have a look if you ever head to Korea. :)

Nearest Subway Station: Gwanghwamun Station, Line 5 / Gyeongbokgung Station, Line 3

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