Royal Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace

I only had a short visit to Seoul, South Korea but after 24+ hours of being stuck aboard airplanes and in airports the time there was very welcome. Walking around the city was simply amazing. There are so many things to see but with only 8 hours I focused on the Gwanghwamun Square area of the city.

One of the things I was eager to see was the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace. I stopped at the palace in the early morning and I nearly had the entire place to myself. I was joined by 20-25 police officers that appeared to enjoy watching me photograph the place.

As I was heading to catch the bus back to the Seoul airport later in the day, my route happened to take me near the palace once again and this time I was fortunate to capture a few minutes of the guard changing ceremony.

Here’s one of the images from my day in Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Guard

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