Thursday, February 14, 2013

Korea: Seoul Integrated Pass for Access to Five Royal Sites in Seoul

Money saving tip. I bought this ticket.
Integrated Ticket of Palaces - Four Palaces (Changdeokgung Palaces (including Huwon, Secret Garden), Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and Jongmyo Shrine
- The ticket is 10,000 KRW and may be used within a month after purchase.
※ Visitors may take a combined tour of Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace (additional ticket purchase must be purchased at Hamyangmun Gate).
※ The Jongmyo Shrine tour will be offered only at specific times during the day, except on Saturdays, when visitors may tour at their leisure. The passage connecting Jongmyo Shrine and Changgyeonggung will be closed to public access.
※ Closed on Monday: Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace
※ Closed on Tuesday: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine

It is worth it if you are going sightseeing and visiting 2 palaces or more..
Can be purchased at any of the palace.

I think is good to visit the palaces.
Firstly, the entrance fees are affordable.
Secondly, there are free guided tours which usually are interesting.
Thirdly, is a good place for photo taking.
Fourthly, the places are usually accessible.
Try to visit it in the late morning or late afternoon when there is not a lot of people and there is good lighting for photo taking. And usually the weather is still not hot.

1. Try the costume change at Gyeongbokgung Palace.
2. Catch the change of guards at Palace.
3. Do take notes of the closing day and the tour hours.

Have lots of fun

Deoksugung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace


Joie sabordo said...

Hi! Thanks for your informative blog! :) May I ask where did you buy the integrated pass access? Thanks!

AuntiEtoE said...


Thanks :D
You can buy the pass at any of the five royal sites.