After watching the changing of the guards, we made our way inside the palace grounds. The entrance fee was $1 I think. And if you should up wearing the traditional costumes I believe the entrance is free.
It was perfect for strolling around especially because the leaves were turning into the hues of yellow and orange. I was surprised that it was really quiet inside the Palace grounds and it was overrun by tourists. We even met some University students in Seoul who was gladly practicing their English with my bf while I snapped pictures around me.