You can enjoy the superb view of the four national palaces during the New Year holidays for free. The Cultural Heritage Administration will open four national palaces for free during the New Year’s holidays, starting next Thursday (15th February).
As a result, anyone between the ages of 15 and 18 will be able to see Gyeongbok Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung Palace freely.
However, visitors to Changdeokgung Palace are excluded from the free opening. In addition, the Cultural Heritage Administration will hold various events during the holiday season.
In Deoksugung Palace, you can enjoy folk games such as Tuho and Jianzi from the 15th when the ceremony begins. At Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can experience the ‘Ondolbang’ and ‘New Year’s bow ceremony’ from 16th to 17th.
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During the holiday season, it is possible to create special memories that can not be left behind when visiting the four national palaces with family and lovers.
Not only the four old palaces but also Jongmyo and the Joseon royal tombs are opened for free. In particular, Jongmyo which had to be accompanied by a commentary after making the usual reservation can freely watch without reservation during this period.
The Cultural Heritage Administration said, “We set up a special opening ceremony for the National Palace in order to revitalize tourism, and celebrated the nation’s biggest holiday.” We expect to visit precious people, ancient palaces and royal tombs to experience traditional culture.”
The Cultural Heritage Administration is offering a 50% discount on the cost of watching domestic residents of the four palaces and Jongmyo from 9th February to the following month 18th March during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.