28 Photos Around Gyeongbokgung Palace

Professor Oh May 14, 2014 2

from gwanghamun plaza
Gyeongbokgung Palace with Bukhansan Mountain.

gwanghwamun main gate
Changing of the Guards Ceremony held daily for visitors.

geunjeongjeon throne hall roof
Rooftop of Geunjeongjeon

Doorway to Taewonjeon Shrine

camel mom
Child playing camel with her mother.

Full view of the Geunjeongjeon Throne Hall where the king greeted foreign envoys and oversaw large events.

throne hall

geunjeongjeon and courtyard
A lonely shot of the Geunjeongjeon Throne Hall during its closing hour.

Looking towards Geunjeongmun, the third inner gate.

gyeonghoeru pond
Pond of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion with Bukhansan Mountain.

gyeonghoreu pavilion winter
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion during winter.

gyeonghoeru winter gyeonghoeru spring
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion towards the end of winter.


Standing in the middle arch of Gwanghwamun where the king once walked, looking towards the first inner gate Heungnyemun.

national folk museum of korea
The National Folk Museum of Korea in the distance. It houses nearly 100,000 artifacts from the traditional Korean lifestyle.

national folk museum of korea 2

The two-story Hyangwonjeong sits on a man-made island.

Jangandang, where King Gojong used to reside.

looking south
Walking through the Geunjeong Gate towards Heungnyemun.

old against new
From the raised platform of the Throne Hall looking south, you’ll see the tall buildings lined up next to Gwanghwamun Plaza.

king sejong
Statue of King Sejong

korean guard
The very happy man acting as a royal guard. Feel free to stare at him all day. Just don’t touch him.

The lion-unicorn, known as “haitai,” sits in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace to protect the city from natural disasters.

admiral yi sun sin
The statue of the legendary Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, who never lost a naval battle in his life. In the Battle of Myeongnyang, his ships were outnumbered 13 to 133. Who won? Yi Sun-Sin.

Two women walking and talking. Not the first time seeing people carry boxes on their head.

street food
Street food sold on a triangular island surrounded by roads. Target customers: pedestrians on the way or from Gyeongbokgung Palace.

street food chestnut
Chestnuts: one of the healthiest winter street foods. That and sweet potatoes.

tree on crutches
Bandaged tree with crutches. During winter trees are wrapped to prevent being frostbitten.


  1. Barbara August 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Professor Oh,
    Thanks for the informative videos. I really like them and all of your characters. I still can’t decide who I like best.

    • Barbara August 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Coming to my question, I’ve visited Seoul in summer and the sky was hazy. I noticed that it’s also hazy in your winter palace tour video. Is it always hazy in Seoul? What about other areas of the country?

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