Gyeongbokgung station

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Gyeongbokgung station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gyeongbokgungnyeok
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏngbokkungnyŏk
General information
Location 81-1 Jeokseon-dong,
130 Sajingno Jiha,
Jongno-gu, Seoul[1]
Coordinates 37°34′33″N 126°58′25″E / 37.57577°N 126.97359°E / 37.57577; 126.97359Coordinates: 37°34′33″N 126°58′25″E / 37.57577°N 126.97359°E / 37.57577; 126.97359
Operated by Seoul Metro
Line(s)      Line 3
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Structure type Underground
Key dates
October 18, 1985[1]      Line 3 opened
Passengers (Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 3: 46,531[2]

Gyeongbokgung station is a subway station on the Seoul Subway Line 3.

Gyeongbokgung station is the subway station nearest to the Gyeongbok Palace or (Gyeongbokgung). The station is also near the Government Complex-Seoul and the National Police Agency of South Korea. There are other administrative buildings in the neighborhood.[3][1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Northbound Line 3 toward Daehwa (Dongnimmun)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Line 3 toward Ogeum (Anguk)



The station displays artifacts from various dynasties, with walls decorated in ornate displays design to appeal to tourists.[4]

In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, which operates this line, published free guidebooks in three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional), which features eight tours as well as recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and shopping centers. The tours are designed with different themes, e.g. Korean traditional culture, which goes from Jongno 3-ga Station to Anguk Station and this station on line No 3 that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "경복궁역" (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  2. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ "Gyeongbokgug". Seoul Metro. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  4. ^ Murthy, Rishika (22 September 2011). "Seoul's 6 coolest subway stops". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul's subway riders". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Daehwa
Line 3
toward Ogeum