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Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

  • Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)
  • Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)
  • Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

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Period
01.01.2017 ~ 12.31.2017
Address
54, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 종로 54 (관철동)
Location
Area around Bosingak Belfry in Jong-ro, Jongno-gu.
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-120,
+82-2-2148-4169
Sponsors / Management
Culture, Design & Tourism Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (History & Cultural Heritage Division) /
Introduction
The Culture, Design & Tourism Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (History & Cultural Heritage Division) has been holding the “Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony” since November 21, 2006. The program takes place at noon daily (except Tuesdays) and gives locals and international visitors the experience of ringing the bell 12 times.

Programs
Guard-changing ceremonies, picture-taking, guided tour, bell-ringing experience, etc.
Performance Times
11:00-12:20
- Closed Mondays, March 1, August 15, during bell-ringing ceremonies and other official events
- Closed during extreme hot and cold seasons
Admission/Participation Fees
Free
Duration of Performance
Approx. 30 min.
Additional Events
After the bell-ringing ceremony at 12 p.m., the guards march back to Deoksugung Palace.
The event is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Program Details
A special program called ‘Showing Love for Cultural Assets’ is held on the second and fourth Saturday of the every month. The program is available only to student volunteers. It involves cleaning the area around Bosingak Belfry and participating in a history lesson regarding Bosingak Bell and the bell-ringing program.
How to Particpate
Regular program:
- Bosingak Bell-Ringing Experience: 11:00-12:20
- Hands-on experience program for foreigners offered on Tuesdays.
- Not available on Mondays, Independence Movement Day (March 1), Liberation Day (August 15),
  New Year’s Eve for bell-ringing ceremony, extreme heat season (August 4 – 6, 2015) and cold spell season.

*Foreign visitors may participate in the program on Tuesdays (onsite registration).
*Inquiries : Dasan Call Center +82-120 / Bosingak Bell Administration Office +82-2-2148-4169
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages.
Transportation
[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4.
The belfry is located right outside of the exit.
Homepage
http://culture.seoul.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish)