Located in the heart of Seoul, the Northern Palace, well known as Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the famous tourist destinations in South Korea. Named by King Taejo of Joseon Dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace means “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven”.
It is the most beautiful and the largest palace than the other five palaces in South Korea. When the Japanese invasion (Imjin War) occurred in 1592-1598, Gyeongbokgung palace had been destroyed by Japanese. It was destroyed during the reign of King Gojong. Because of that reason, the main palace moved to a secondary palace, Chandeokgung. Gyeongbokgung Palace was finally renovated in 1867 by the order of Prince Regent. Finished in 1919, the design turned out totally different than the original one.
Gyeongbokgung Palace opens everyday except Tuesday and has different gate opening times. For November-February, the gates open from 09.00 until 17.00, March- May and September-October open from 09.00 until 18.00, and June-August open from 09.00 until 18.30. It also has an admission fee, for Adult Citizens 3,000 won and groups (10 people more) 2,400 won. For adults (19-64) international visitors is 3,000 won and groups (more than 10) 2,400 won and children (7-18) international visitors is 1,500 won and groups (more than 10 people) is 1,200 won. You can also find a hanbok rental near Gyeongbokgung Palace and if you wear it, you will get a free pass. Finally, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and take great pictures with your friends or family.
Source: HighEnd Teen