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June 24, 2017 12:37PM

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Royal Palace Downtown Tour

Gyeonbok Palace was originally built in 1395, as a home for the Joseon Dynasty kings and seat of their government. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries, and is considered the grandest of all five palaces in South Korea. Here, you’ll watch the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and learn more about Korea’s architecture, traditions and court customs.

Gyeonbok Palace is closed on Tuesdays, but that won’t stop you from getting a palace tour if you’d like one. Instead, on Tuesdays, the Royal Palace Downtown Tour takes you to nearby Deoksu Palace, which is across from City Hall. Deoksu Palace was built in the mid-15th century and shows more of a fusion of both Korean and Western culture.