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There are many ways you can get to gyeongbokgung palace (station) such as public transportation (bus, subway / metro),
taxi and airvan limo/transfer/shuttle service.
Distance : 59.704km
Time : 1h 32min
Fare : 4.0
Distance : 59.666km
Time : 51min
Fare : 50.0
Since most public transportations (bus, subway/metro) are not available 24/7,
make sure to check the bus schedules when using late night bus. During busy hours,
it is hard to find a taxi driver and the you may have to pay for extra fare for late night use.
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service from Incheon Airport (ICN) and Gimpo Airport (GMP) to your lodging or from
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the gyeongbokgung palace (station).
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gyeongbokgung palace (station) information
gyeongbokgung palace (station)
Gyeongbokgung was built three years after the Joseon dynasty was founded and it served as its main palace. With Mount Bugak as a backdrop and the Street of Six Ministries (today's Sejongno) outside Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to the palace, Gyeongbokgung was situated in the heart of the Korean capital city. It was steadily expanded before being reduced to ashes during the Japanese invasion of 1592.
For the next 273 years the palace grounds were left derelict until being rebuilt in 1867 under the leadership of Regent Heungseon Daewongun. The restoration was completed on a grand scale, with 330 buildings crowded together in a labyrinthine configuration. Within the palace walls were the Outer Court (oejeon), offices for the king and state officials, and the Inner Court (naejeon), which included living quarters for the royal family as well as gardens for leisure. Within its extensive precincts were other palaces, large and small, including Junggung (the Queen`s residence) and Donggung (the Crown prince’s residence).
Due to its status as the symbol of national sovereignty, Gyeongbokgung was demolished during the Japanese occupation of the early 20th century. In 1911, ownership of land at the palace was transferred to the Japanese Governor-General. In 1915, on the pretext of holding an exhibition, more than 90% of the buildings were torn down. Following the exhibition the Japanese leveled whatever still remained and built their colonial headquarters, the Government-General Building (1916-26), on the site.
Main Palace of Gyeongbokgung Palace
Restoration efforts have been ongoing since 1990. The Government-General Building was removed in 1996 and Heungnyemun Gate (2001) and Gwanghwamun Gate (2006-2010) were reconstructed in their original locations and forms. Reconstructions of the Inner Court and Crown Prince’s residence have also been complex.