After Bongeunsa Temple this is the second best place in Seoul.
One of the sights with the most interesting history in Korea, the Gyeongbokgung palace is immense in size and you will have to take some time to internalize everything. The comparison to a junior Forbidden City is an apt one: Amazing architecture, huge in scale and plenty of history.
This palace was heavily destroyed when Japan occupied South Korea but the remaining structures are very well kept and, most importantly, still standing.
I love the photo below. I was trying to get only the palace but out of luck a mom and her small boy decided to "use" the palace for other purposes. It can be seen on the right bottom corner what is going on.
That is the magic of the "streets".
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Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-55mm F3.5-6.3