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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Korea: Seoul Deoksugung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace









Deoksugung Palace
This is a much smaller palace so will take a shorter time to cover
There is a guard changing ceremony to catch and you can take photos with the main actors after the event.

Closed
Every Monday

Activity Information
Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony
☞ Ceremony Schedule: 11:00, 14:00, 15:30 (Closed on Mondays)
☞ Ceremony Course:
Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace → Seoul Plaza → Cheonggye Plaza → Gwangtonggyo Bridge → Bosingak Bell ** Bosingak Bell Ringing Ceremony takes place at noon.

Operating Hours
09:00 - 21:00 (Ticketing 09:00 - 20:00)

Admission Fees
Adults (ages 19 - 64) 1,000 won / Group 800 won (over 20 people)
Youths (ages 7 - 18) 500 won / Group 400 won (over 10 people) 

Directions
Get off at City Hall Subway Station. At either Exit #2 (Subway Line 1) or Exit #12 (Subway Line 2) walk for about 2 - 5 minutes.






 Changdeokgung Palace, inclusive of secret garden.
If you have no intention of walking much, don't join the secret garden tour because it requires a lot of walking and we just cant stop anytime we want.
But is a beautiful place


Closed Mondays

Duration
General Course: 60 minutes
Huwon (Secret Garden) Course: 90 minutes

Operating Hours
Regular Tour (Changdeokgung Palace)
April–September: 09:00-18:30
October: 09:00-18:00
March & November: 09:00-17:30
December–February: 09:00-17:00

Huwon Course (Guided Tour only)
February–May & September-October: 10:00-18:00
June-August: 10:00-18:30
November-January: 10:00-17:30

Admission FeesRegular Tour (Changdeokgung Palace)
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group (over 10): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (over 10): 1,200 won

Huwon Tour (Secret Garden area)
Adults (ages over 19): 8,000 won
Children (ages 7-18): 4,000 won
* Admission to Changdeokgung Palace included.

Interpretation Services OfferedChangdeokgung Palace (Duration: 60min)
Korean: 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30
English: 10:30, 14:30
Japanese: 12:30
Chinese: 16:00
Huwon (Duration: 90min)
Korean: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30
English: 11:30, 15:30
Japanese: 10:30, 13:30, 16:15 (60min)
Chinese: 12:30

DirectionsAnguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Go straight for 5min.
OR
Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 1, 3 or 5), Exit 7.
Go straight along Donhwamun-ro Street for 10min.

Integrated Palace pass
Gyeongbokgung Palace






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