Autumn in Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung is the largest palace in Seoul, which was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty built in 1395. Not only contains of such interesting and great history, Gyeongbokgung offers you such amazing view of colorful autumn trees which turning peak on early November. Best time to visit would be October 28 until November 7.


One of the best spot for taking picture is Hyangwonji Pond, which is a small beautiful lake inside the palace with Hyangwonjeong Pavilion in the centre of it. It’s really pretty during autumn because the colorful trees surround this lake.


The other best spot is the place with ginko trees which turns yellow during peak. Some days after hitting the peak, the leaves will be on the ground as it falls, gives you another pretty scenery.



  • Take subway to Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Line 3), Exit 5 – 50 m away coming from main entrance
  • Take subway to Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5), Exit 2 – 300 m away from the main gate


  • If you wear hanbok, you can enter the palace for free. Get the free ticket in the ticket counter by showing yourself in hanbok.
  • Come early in the morning if you want to spend long time since the palace is so huge.

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visited on November 11, 2015  and November 1st, 2016

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