Photo Spot Summary
Country: South Korea
GPS Latitude: 37.579617
GPS Longitude: 126.977043
Photo Spot Details
This palace is closed at night except for twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Needless to say, it gets incredibly crowded. Good time to go is around 8:30 PM, 30 minutes before closing. By then many of the people have already come and gone.
Tripods are allowed and a necessity, although I did manage to get this shot handheld. If you want a clean shot of the the Gyeongheeru (the featured photograph above), you’re going to have to fiercely fight for a spot among myriad of couples with their selfie sticks.
Nevertheless, it is quite a spectacle and a unique opportunity to see one of the many wonders of Seoul in a new light.
I saw that someone else posted Cheonggyecheon as one of the spots. It is very close to this palace (about 10 mins walking distance) so I highly recommend going to both.