Korean Air and Asiana Airlines both operate direct flights from Phuket to Incheon in South Korea. Thai AirAsia operates slightly cheaper services which travel indirect via Bangkok.
Flight schedule: Phuket to Incheon
Click on the Phuket – Incheon link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Flights to Incheon depart from Phuket International Airport, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110.
Flights from Phuket arrive at Incheon International Airport near Seoul in South Korea.
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul
The Gyeongbokgung Palace, built in 1395, is the largest of the five major palaces built by the Joseon dynasty. In its heyday, the Gyeongbokgung Palace was comparable size and importance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. The site covered an area of 410,000 square meters with more than 500 buildings containing over 7,000 rooms. History, however, has not been kind to this amazing palace.
The Gyeongbokgung Palace was abandoned in 1592 after being set on fire during a Japanese invasion. By 1867 the palace had been largely restored and the royal family back in residence. In 1895 the wife of the Emperor of Korea was assassinated by the Japanese and the palace was again abandoned. In 1910 the Japanese invaded again and remained the colonial ruler of Korea until 1945. During this period the Japanese destroyed all but ten of the buildings at the palace and built several of their own on the site, in a clear attempt to erase history and rob the Koreans of their historical identity. The plan didn’t work. After the Japanese occupation ended, and the Korean War had run its course splitting the country in two, the Government of South Korea set about rebuilding the Gyeongbokgung Palace and so far they are about half way through what is most likely the world’s most ambitious historical reconstruction palace.