Gyeongbok Palace will once again be opening it’s doors for evening visitors.
30/07 – 11/08
The royal palace gates will be open between 7 and 10 pm daily from 30/07 till 11/08 (closed 05/08), allowing visitors to experience the Joseon Dynasty’s grandeur by moonlight.
A limited number of 1500 visitors will be allowed entry per day, and only 1390 tickets are available online. The remaining 110 tickets will be sold on the grounds. Each ticket is priced at 3,000 won, and only 2 tickets are allowed per person.
Online ticket sales started on the 23rd of July at 2pm at http://ticket.auction.co.kr, and foreigners can purchase their tickets by calling 1566-1369. Free admission for children aged 6 and under, accompanied by an adult.
Gyeongbok palace’s rich history
The palace dates back to 1395, and served as the main palace of many Joseon kings, among them Sejong the Great, whose monument is found outside the main gates.
Gyeongbokgung was burnt to the ground during the japanese invasion in the late 1500’s, and again in 1926. After its reconstruction, it now serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul.
The name “Gyeongbokgung” translates to “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven”.