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[Korea] Free Admission & Events held at Historical Attractions during Chuseok

  • Date09/10/2019
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Photo: Geunjeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace

In celebration of the Chuseok holiday period from September 12 to 15, special events will be held at Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, and Yeongneung & Nyeongneung Royal Tombs. The aforementioned attractions, along with Jongmyo Shrine, will also allow free admission to all visitors during the Chuseok holidays. Take note that the Changdeokgung Huwon Garden tour and special evening admissions held at Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace are exempt from the event.

Gyeongbokgung Palace will host a “royal concert” featuring daechwita (traditional Korean military music) and pungmul (traditional Korean percussion music) performances, whereas Changdeokgung Palace will offer a more active entertainment with Bongsan talchum (mask dance), jultagi (tightrope walking) and a pungmul gut demonstration, a traditional exorcism ceremony held to chase away evil spirits and bring good fortune.

Changgyeonggung Palace’s Chuseok event will be held in the evening, entertaining nighttime visitors with royal court music and dance, along with a photo zone decorated with a full moon structure that is 3 meters in diameter. At Deoskugung Palace, graceful taepyeongmu (traditional dance for peace), salpuri (type of exorcism) dance, and seungmu (Buddhist monk dance) performances will leave the audience in awe. Additional events are also planned, notably the reenactment of King Gojong’s diplomatic reception during the Korean Empire.

For visitors who want to venture out of Seoul, Yeongneung & Nyeongneung Royal Tombs in Yeoju will be hosting traditional Korean folk games. As event schedules may change, visitors are advised to check in advance.

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Free Admission & Events held at Historical Attractions during Chuseok

Gyeongbokgung Palace

- Programs: Daechwita, pungmul performance
- Schedule: 16:00-16:40 September 12-15, 2019
- Venue: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161)
- Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5

Changdeokgung Palace
- Programs: Bongsan talchum, jultagi, pungmul gut demonstration
- Schedule: 14:30 September 13, 2019
- Venue: 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 99)
- Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5

Changgyeonggung Palace
- Programs: Royal court music concert, photo zone
- Schedules
Royal Concert: 19:30-20:20 September 12-14, 2019
Full Moon Photo Zone: 19:00-20:30 September 12-22, 2019
- Venue: 185, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 185)
- Directions: Take Bus No. 104, 140, 143, 162, or 272 from Myeongnyun 3-ga/Sungkyunkwan University Entrance Bus Stop near Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 4 to Changgyeonggung Palace/Seoul University Hospital Bus Stop and walk for approx. 5 min

Deoksugung Palace
- Programs: Dance performances, reception reenactment
- Schedules
Deoksugung Dance Performance: 19:00 September 13, 2019
Korean Empire Diplomatic Reception Reenactment: 14:30 September 14-15, 2019
- Venue: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 세종대로 99)
- Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 1

Yeongneung & Nyeongneung Royal Tombs
- Programs: Folk games
- Period: September 12-15, 2019
- Venue: 269-50, Yeongneung-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 여주시 능서면 영릉로 269-50)
- Directions: Take a taxi for approx. 10 min from Yeoju Bus Terminal

Jongmyo Shrine
- Address: 157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 종로 157)
- Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 5), Exit 7

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