Seoul - Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu (PDF Chapter)

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Seoul’s royal palace compounds, in the district of Jongno-gu, provide a glimpse of what it was like to live at the powerful heart of the old city. Venture further afield for teahouses, galleries, craft shops and traditional houses called hanoks.

  • admire the scale and artistry of Gyeongbokgung, the largest of Seoul’s palaces, fronted by the grand gateway Gwanghwamun, where you can watch the changing of the guard
  • maps
  • discover Huwon, the serene traditional garden secreted behind Changdeokgung
  • transport
  • get lost in picturesque Bukchon Hanok Village, the city’s densest cluster of traditional-style homes
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.

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