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Quiet little historical landmark

Right in the middle of the city near the Anguk station. We were staying nearby and stop by to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2019
Itravel0ne
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
via mobile
Small and free to enter

This was our first palace in Seoul. It is situated just steps away from Anguk station via exit 4... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2019
ellycmc7
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a small replica of a small palace that once stood here. It's completely free to visit and you do actually get what you pay for. Not much. It's interesting enough and there is a small museum on site, but otherwise, it's just a collection of buildings that you cannot enter. Some are open to view from the door, but not many.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I enjoyed visiting this place. It's small so we didn't get to tire ourselves just to see everything of it. And there are mannequins and descriptions too in almost all of its rooms that perfectly describe the history of Unhyeonggung.

When we went there, there was also a free Korean folk show and we got to witness the showcase of different traditional Korean dances. Really cool. =)

Hanbok dresses are available too for rent if you want to roam the palace ground in traditional Korean clothing and have your pics taken.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank pandieepis
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Pros (1) Entry Fee - Free (2) Beautiful Traditional Korean Old Style building (3) History - famous Historic character, Daewon-gun's (King Gojong's father) residence (4) Architectural Value (5) Opening Hours Summer 9 am - 7 pm (April - October) Winter 9 am - 6 pm (November - March) Mondays - closed, exception (open), if the Monday - a public holiday in Korea. (6) Very close to Anguk subway station (Line number 3)
Cons (1) No exclusive parking (2) Sometimes a bit crowded by tourists.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marcus567
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

It's great to look around. The buildings are very nice. It's not as big as others in the city nor as colorful but it is worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank boabin
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon this palace. We stayed in a hotel near anguk station and walked past the side of the building several times without knowing it's a palace! But it's actually just beside anguk station exit 4.
It's opposite the anguk area with lots of eateries. If you have time, have some lunch at the eateries, pop into this palace then take a walk down insadong during the afternoon. It's all very close (which we only discovered after several days in Seoul!)
This palace has less visitors so you can really enjoy a slow quiet time there.
There's also a small room with exhibition of the wares and clothing of the royal family before. Quite interesting and as there's less visitors you can really spend time and look close up. The down side is, it's mostly only in Korean!
Rather worth a visit if you have time!

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank mingzy
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