Gyeongbokgung Palace | Seoul, South Korea

Back in 2011 when we first arrived to Korea, we traveled to Seoul for a long weekend. Many of our friends from other cities decided to go and we wanted to see them.  We spent a good part of our first day exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace in northern Seoul. The palace was first built in 1395, during the Joseon Dynasty. The complex itself is absolutely massive. When you think it's finished, it just keeps going. We didn't even see everything because it was just too big! Nevertheless, it's quite amazing that there is a huge palace in the middle of the city. It was a great way to begin our exploration of Seoul!