[Korea] Special Evening Admission to Palaces Starts June 17

Photo: Nightscape of Changgyeonggung Palace

Remnants of the past from 500 years ago, Joseon Dynasty’s Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are welcoming visitors to a special evening admission starting this month. Evening admission to these prestigious palaces will be available from 17:30 to 22:00 for 2 weeks from June 17 – 30.

The palaces’ evening admission is popular even among local Koreans as the tranquil evening atmosphere gives off a different feeling from that of during the day.

For evening admissions, a separate ticket will be required which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets will be also required for visitors in hanbok as the free admission will not be available in the evening. In case the evening tickets to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace get sold out, visitors can visit Deoksugung Palace instead as it will be open for evening admissions as well (Last admission 20:00, Closing time 21:00, Closed Mondays).

Due to sunset time, evening admission will be closed from August 5 to September 15.
More Info

Gyeongbokgung Palace Special Evening Admission
☞ Period & operating hours * Last admission 1 hr before closing; closed Tuesdays.
- June: June 17-30 / 19:30-22:00
- July: July 22-August 4 / 19:30-22:00
- September: September 16-29 / 19:00-21:30
- October: October 21-November 3 / 19:00-21:30
☞ Admission fee: 3,000 won
☞ Ticket purchase: Sold on-site
* Foreigner admission limited to first 500 visitors; up to 4 tickets available per person.
* Only on-site ticket purchase available for foreigners.
☞ Gyeongbokgung Palace website: www.royalpalace.go.kr (Korean, English)

Changgyeonggung Palace Special Evening Admission
☞ Period & operating hours * Last admission 1 hr before closing; closed Mondays.
- June: June 17-30 / 19:30-22:00
- July: July 22-August 4 / 19:30-22:00
- September: September 16-29 / 19:00-21:30
- October: October 21-November 3 / 19:00-21:30
☞ Admission fee: 1,000 won
☞ Ticket purchase: Sold on-site
* Foreigner admission limited to first 300 visitors; up to 4 tickets available per person.
* Only on-site ticket purchase available for foreigners.
☞ Changgyeonggung Palace website: cgg.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Deoksugung Palace Evening Admission
☞ Period & operating hours * Tuesday-Sunday / 09:00-21:00 * Last admission 1 hr before closing.
☞ Admission fee: Adults 1,000 won, Children 500 won
* Special evening admission tickets are not required for Deoksugung Palace. Free admission to the palace is
   available for visitors wearing hanbok.
☞ Deoksugung Palace website: www.deoksugung.go.kr (Korean, English) 

☞ Cultural Heritage Administration website:
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai,
    Malay)
Information courtesy of Cultural Heritage Administration
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