Wearing a Hanbok in Gyeongbokgung | Seoul, Korea

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One of the highlights during my trip to Seoul, Korea was wearing a hanbok, traditional dress, in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Got to check this off the bucketlist and feel like a princess!

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 Free hair braiding and accessories

Free hair braiding and accessories

 Getting my hair braided

Getting my hair braided

There are many Hanbok rental stores near Gyeongbokgung and I chose the one that was closest to the Palace as it was rather cold out. For 10,000KRW, I got to rent the hanbok for 2 hours which was plenty of time to tour and take photos inside the Palace. 

TIP: If you wear a hanbok, the Palace entrance fee 5,000KRW is waived. 

 Outside the Hanbok rental shop

Outside the Hanbok rental shop

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From the plethora of choices, I decided to go with a baby pink dress and a bright blue top. Since we arrived in the afternoon at 3:00pm, and with the Palace closing its gates at 4:30pm, there were not as many options as I hoped but I'm glad I got to chose this pairing. 

 Even though I'm wearing my UNIQLO Heattech leggings and long sleeve under this, it was still cold (4C/40F) so I wore my Mackage jacket on top and would only take it off for photos!

Even though I'm wearing my UNIQLO Heattech leggings and long sleeve under this, it was still cold (4C/40F) so I wore my Mackage jacket on top and would only take it off for photos!

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Hope this inspired you to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and wear a hanbok to feel like absolute royalty for the day!