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Experience Royal Palace Life

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Royal palaces like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are some of the many must-see tourist attractions in Seoul. As well as exploring the palace grounds, visitors can enjoy several experience programs that enable one to truly take in the culture of these royal places.

A reenactment of the historical Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies is held at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Deoksugung Palace also has a guard changing ceremony, as well as a free hanbok experience program. Unhyeongung Royal Residence, a famous filming site from the drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016),” also has a hanbok experience program.

Special programs such as Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace, special exhibition at Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, night admission, and more are available. Please double check the information prior to your visit to avoid any unexpected inconveniences.

Permanent Experience Programs at Royal Palaces

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Location: Sumunjangcheong (Gate Guard Headquarters) at Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Program: Gyeongbokgung Palace Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
    • Operating hours: Twice a day at 10:00, 14:00 / Closed Tuesdays
    • Fee: Free
    • Website: www.royalpalace.go.kr (Korean, English)
  • Deoksugung Palace
    • Location: Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace
    • Program: Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and hanbok experience
    • Operating hours: Three times a day at 11:00, 14:00, 15:30 / Closed Mondays, and during adverse weather (i.e. raining, snowing, extreme cold)
    • Fee: Free
    • Website: www.deoksugung.go.kr (Korean, English)
  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence L
    • Location: Unhyeongung Royal Residence
    • Program: Hanbok experience
    • Operating hours: April-October 10:00-18:00, November-March 10:00-17:00 / Closed Mondays (Will open as usually if a public holiday falls on a Monday)
    • Fee: 3,300 won
    • Website: www.unhyeongung.or.kr (Korean, English)

This page was last updated on September 19, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

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