South Korea’s two royal palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace, are now open to public at night starting from today to June 2nd! The two royal palaces will open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m (last admission at 21:00).While domestic visitors must make purchase via online sites like Auction Ticket and Interpark Ticket (maximum of 4 tickets are permitted per person), foreign visitors must purchase tickets on site. The ticket for special night hours costs 3,000 KRW for Gyeongbokgung Palace and 1,000 KRW for Changgyeonggung Palace (prices are the same during daytime).
But here’s a tip on how you can enjoy the special night hours at these two Korean royal palaces for free! 😉
All visitors wearing hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, can enter Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace’s special night hours for free during the Royal Culture Festival period (April 29~ May 8).
Moreover, visitors wearing hanbok can even enter all of the five grand royal palaces for free (during the daytime) throughout the year: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.
Keep in mind that Gyeongbokgung Palace closes on Tuesdays and Changgyeonggung Palace closes on Mondays before you visit these places.
Go ahead and take this advantage to enjoy the Korean royal palaces to the fullest! Gyeongbokgung, referred to as Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven, is indeed a must visit for first timers in Seoul. For details and directions, click here.
And don’t forget to drop by and admire the beautiful Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace. 😉
See more on Seoul Palace Tour.
Essential Tip! Where to Rent the Best Hanbok
Nearby Gyeongbokgung palace is hanbok rental shop ‘3355’ where you can rent hanbok for one day. For more information click here.Once you rent beautiful hanbok, take a fun and relaxing pedicab ride around some of the best destinations in Seoul like Bukchon Village and Insadong Street! It’s definitely one of the activities that is strongly recommended for the first-time travelers to Seoul. Find out more information here.