A walk around Gyeongbokgung (Gyoengbok Palace)
Date and time
We'll meet at the Grand Hilton hotel lobby at 14:20 and take a shuttle bus to Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace). The walk will end at approximately 17:00.
The walk is a fundraising event for the Anne Anderson Award fund. The tour guides have been provided gratis. To donate to the award fund, click the button below:
The walking tour takes in the magnificient collection of buildings of Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace), the first royal palace built during the Joseon Dynasty. The palace was the centre of the dynasty's political, economic and cultural affairs.
Gyeongbokgung was built three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded in 1395 and is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung and Changdeokgung). It was built by King Taejo, the first king and the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The palace was located at the heart of the newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty.
Gyeongbokgung is comprised of several palace buildings, most notably Geunjeongjeon, a majestic imperial throne hall, and Gyeonghoeru, a magnificent royal banquet hall (both designated as Korean National Treasures) and Hyangwonjeong, a beautiful lake-side pavilion.
Further information about Gyeongbok Palace.
Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace): Gwanghwamun (Main and South Gate) > Heungnyemun (Second Inner Gate) > Geunjeongmun (Third Inner Gate) > Geunjeongjeon (Imperial Throne Hall) > Sajeongjeon (Executive Office) > Gyeonghoeru (Royal Banquet Pavilion) > Gangnyeongjeon (King's Quarters) > Gyotaejeon (Queen's Quarters) > Jagyeongjeon (Late Queen's Quarters) > Hyangwonjeong (Hyangwonjeong Pavilion)
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for the weather - the tour will take place whatever the weather!