On my first free weekend in Seoul, I decided to visit one of the more famous palaces. This i think represents Korea the most, and no tourist should miss seeing at least one of the numerous ones that is scattered around the city.
This is Gwanghamun gate, the main entrance to the palace grounds, occasionally there is a changing of guards ceremony that is free for everyone to watch. You can get a photo with the guards too!
A clear sunny day, but boy was it really cold!
Beautifully detailed roofs
This "pagoda" is situated in the middle of this frozen lake. Unfortunately its off limits to get to the pagoda.
Get there: By Subway, Orange line (line 3), exit at Gyeongbokgung Station. Follow the signs, you get off right beside the palace.