Gyeongbokgung Palace

My mother, my aunt, and I traveled to Seoul for a day with grandiose plans of touring three palaces but only managed to see one.  The palace we toured was Gyeongbokgung Palace which is the largest palace in Seoul.  This palace is in the northern part of Seoul near the Blue House where the president lives.  It was built in 1395, destroyed during the Japanese invasions of 1592-1598, and lay in ruins for centuries before being rebuilt in the late 1800's.  A full restoration effort has been ongoing since 1990.

We took a guided tour through the palace which is free after paying the admission price.  Our English-speaking tour guide was very informative, telling us facts and pointing out details that we would have otherwise missed.  Gyeongbokgung Palace is huge, beautiful, and definitely worth visiting when in Seoul.

Me, my mom, and my aunt :)

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