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Synonyms: Goong - The Royal Palace Story, Princess Hours
Japanese: 궁(宮)
English: Goong
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 179
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2, 2002 to Dec 27, 2011
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Wink
Authors: Park, So-Hee (Story & Art)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 42054,205 users)
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Ranked: #13752
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1765
Members: 10,998
Favorites: 268


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Volume 1


Monarchy laid extinct in Korea since long ago, but what if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful abandoned palaces were still actually filled with the royal families? What if the royal families continued with the normal royal customs? Welcome to the world where Korea never ended monarchism! Che-Gyeong, the high-school girl protagonist, ends up in a tragic moment in time when it has been found out that she has been promised in marriage (by her grandfather) to the current prince...who's actually not at all what he seems to be from his good looks—in one word, he's a big jerk.


Goong was published in a 2-in-1 omnibus edition in English by Yen Press from December 20, 2006 to May 19, 2015 and also digitally per volume from August 27, 2013 to May 19, 2015.



May 26, 2013
If you have watched the drama, don't skip this manhwa. It's a lot different and it definitely has its own outstanding charms.

Still, having watched the drama first, I was surprised at how different Shin was in the original source. Here, he was your usual arrogant and spoiled rich kid - whereas in the drama, he was cold, more controlled and quite reserved.

Chae-Gyung, however, was still your normal and average heroine whom you can easily empathize with. Having her life changed like that, I can actually feel how lonely and miserable she was inside the palace. Not to mention that in comparison to the drama, ...
Jul 6, 2012
I started with goong by watching the live action drama, falling in love with the story and needing to read it till the end. The concept is a fantastic one that you find a lot in Kdramas and manhwas of a fictional monarchy. this story imparticular deals with a girl becoming a princess, to a prince who she clearly is the opposite of and having her free spirit being contatined by palace rules. This story is also about the love triangles that form resulting in scandal, death and some serious aplogizing.
i loved the way the characters were drawn here, and especially the detail ...
Feb 4, 2013
Mixed Feelings

I believe the downfall of this manhwa was its poor characters, repeated plot structure, and an extremely drawn out story which quickly became boring.

The beginning of the series was actually really cultivating. Although there are many stories of forced marriage between royalty, I quickly warmed up to this one. I saw huge potential and since there were many chapters I was expecting a great plot with a lot of character development. But I was wrong. Around halfway through the story I noticed that I became very agitated and annoyed while reading this. I couldn't figure out why. I continued on. Eventually I figured out ...

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