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[Korea] Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace Reservation Opens August 14

  • Date08/07/2019
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Photo: Injeongjeon Hall

The summer session of Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is set to take place from August 22 to October 27. Although the tour is offered from Thursday to Sunday, international visitors can only sign up for the tour on Sundays, a foreigner-exclusive tour that offers a guided tour of the palace in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is a special evening program where participants can explore Changdeokgung Palace, including the Huwon Garden, under a moonlit sky while carrying a cheongsachorong (traditional lantern covered with red and blue silk).

The tour begins at Donhwamun Gate, the main gate of Changdeokgung Palace. After a short photo time, participants will be led inside for a closer observation of the palace buildings, such as Injeongjeon Hall, Nakseonjae Pavilion, and Yeongyeongdang Hall. Participants can also watch traditional performance arts while enjoying tea and snacks at Yeongyeongdang Hall and appreciate a daegeum (traditional bamboo flute) performance at Sangnyangjeong Pavilion.

Reservations will be available online and via phone call starting from 14:00 on August 14. Tickets are limited to two per person. On the day of the event, foreigners must present their passport (or foreigner registration card) and reservation number to participate.

More Info

Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace

☞ Event period: August 22-October 27, 2019
* Reservation period: 14:00, August 14 - October 27, 2019
* Program will be divided into two sessions from September 26 to October 27 (1st Session 19:00-21:00, 2nd Session 20:00-22:00)
* Subject to cancellation in the event of heavy rain forecast. Participants will be notified individually.
☞ Event hours: Sundays 20:00-22:00
☞ Address: 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99)
☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3
☞ Admission: 30,000 won
* Children aged 6 and younger are not allowed to enter.
* Passport (or foreigner registration card) & reservation number required to enter.
☞ Main events: Changdeokgung Palace night tour, traditional music performance, etc.
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-1566-1369 (Korean, English)
☞ Websites
- Changdeokgung Palace: (Korean, English)
- Reservation (Auction Ticket): (English only)
* Available for booking from 14:00 on August 14, 2019

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Cultural Heritage Association