This palace is probably one of Korea’s most famous. It was former seat of power and it hard to miss given its location at the northern end of Seoul’s main boulevard, Sejongro, a stone’s throw from the Blue House (which is the president’s residence) and the U.S. embassy. The palace was built in the 1300s and has been destroyed and rebuild many times. It’s definitely worth a visit, it gives a good representation of how it used to be! English & Chinese tours are given daily and help you with understanding Korea’s architectural traditions and court customs. Give yourself at least an hour to stroll around the pavilions and halls within the palace’s spacious walled grounds.