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Off-limits pavilion inside Seoul Palace opens its doors to visitors for the first time

A 14-century pavilion normally off-limits to visitors will open for the first time inside Gyeongbokgung, Seoul’s most important royal palace.

Seoul Palace
Gyeonghoeru pavillion, Gyeongbok Palace. Image by InSapphoWeTrust / CC BY-SA 2.0

Gyeonghoeru, or the ‘pavilion of joyous meeting’ – the largest Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) pavilion – is a designated South Korean national treasure, and considered the most beautiful pavilion in the country. Gyeonghoeru will open to tourists in half-hour intervals three times on weekdays and four times on weekend days. A maximum of 80 tourists will be allowed in at once, and visitors can apply online in advance at royalpalace.go.kr.

Read more: koreaherald.com