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Experiencing Royal Palace Life

Photo: Costume experience at Daehanmun Gate of Deoksugung Palace (left) / Hanbok experience at Unhyeongung Royal Residence (right)

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 experiential programs that enable one to truly take in the culture of these royal places.

At Gyeongbokgung Palace, a reenactment of the historical Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies is held daily. After watching the ceremony, you can try on the guards' costumes and have your photo taken with them. In addition, visitors can also try hanboks from Deoksugung Palace and Unhyeongung Royal Residence, where the the clothes fitting programs are offered.

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

More info

  • - Location Sumunjangcheong (Gate Guard Headquarters) at Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • - Hands-on programs: Sumungun (gatekeeper) costume experience
  • - Operating hours: 10:00-17:00 (Closed on every Tuesday)
  • - Fees: Free of charge
  • - Website: (Korean, English)
  • - Location: Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace
  • - Hands-on programs: Traditional hanbok experience
  • - Operating hours: 10:30-11:40 / 13:30-14:40 / 15:00-16:00 (Closed on every Monday)
  • - Fees: Free of charge
  • - Website: (Korean, English)
  • - Location: Unhyeongung Royal Residence
  • - Hands-on programs: Traditional hanbok experience
  • - Operating hours: April-October (10:00-18:00) / November-February (10:00-17:00)
  • - Fees: 3,300 won
  • - Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

※ The program hours, fees, and content details are subject to change, depending on the event organizer's situations and other unforeseen conditions.

※ To participate in the programs, visitors are required to make on-site reservation on the day of participation, at a first-come, first served basis (no reservation available in advance).

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

* This column was last updated in September 2015, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

<Last updated in September, 16 2015>

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