Gyeongbokgung Station

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Gyeongbokgung Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gyeongbokgungnyeok
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏngbokkungnyŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 3: 46,531[1]
Line 3
Dongnimmun Anguk
Station number 327
Address 81-1 Jeokseon-dong,
139 Sajingno Jiha,
Jongno-gu, Seoul
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
Date opened October 18, 1985
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 1 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro

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.

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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Murthy, Rishika (22 September 2011). "Seoul's 6 coolest subway stops". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul's subway riders". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Daehwa
Line 3
toward Ogeum