Photo: Poster of Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace (Credit: Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation)
If you would like to experience a one of a kind trip in Seoul, Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is the place to go. Opening next month, you will be able to enjoy the night sky at a royal palace. Changdeokgung Palace is special in that it is the only royal palace from the Joseon Dynasty that is designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. A cultural event that represents Seoul, visitors can experience culture, history, and relaxation all in the same place through Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace.
The tour begins from the main gates of Changdeokgung Palace, and continues through the royal palace and the garden, where the guide will enrich your experience with interesting stories about the Joseon Dynasty. You will not only witness the living quarters of the royal family, but also experience traditional refreshments while enjoying traditional performances. As you walk through the palace, you will be able to take photos with the chief gatekeepers as well as staff dressed in clothing from the Joseon Dynasty. The highlight of the tour is the walk through the rear garden. Chosen as the most beautiful area of the palace, you can take in the view while strolling along a forest road, calming your mind and body while getting fresh air.
Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace runs from June 1 to November 5, for a total of 92 sessions. For the convenience of international visitors, the international tour opens every Sunday. Pre-registered participants have the option of choosing from guides in English, Japanese, or Chinese.
You can buy your ticket from the global Interpark website. Currently, the registration is open for the programs between June 1 and August 27. The tickets for the programs between August 31 and November 5 will be open on August 17 at 14:00.
Fall in love this summer under the moonlight at the royal palace.
Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace
☞ Period: Sundays 20:00-22:00, June-November, 2017
※ Ticket pick-up and on-site registration will open 40 minutes prior to the event.
☞ Location: Reception desk in front of Changdeokgung Palace ticket office, 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
☞ Directions: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3. Walk straight for approx. 7 minutes.
☞ Registration: 100 tickets available each session on first-come, first-serve basis through Interpark Global (ticket.interpark.com).
※ Maximum two tickets per ID
※ To pick up your ticket, make sure to bring your ID and a reservation number to the reception desk.
☞ Registration period:
– Ticket sales for June 1 – August 27, 2017: Currently ongoing
– Ticket sales for August 31 – November 05, 2017: Opens at 14:00 August 17, 2017
☞ Fee: 30,000 won per person
☞ Changdeokgung website: eng.cdg.go.kr (Korean, English)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Information courtesy of Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation