Changgyeonggung Palace is open year round at night time from on Jan. 1, 2019. Among the traditional Korean palaces, Gyeongbokgung is the most visited and well loved by travelers and locals alike. However, it will be a shame to only visit Gyeongbokgung when there are other palaces in Seoul that have preserved its traditional beauty and legacy of the Joseon Dynasty to this date. Changgyeonggung Palace is a palace that must be visited if you appreciate the beauty of royal palaces.
※ Changgyeonggung Palace: First named Suganggung Palace when built, the palace was renovated and renamed Changgyeonggung in 1483 by decree of King Seongjong, the 9th king of Joseon.
Changgyeonggung Palace Golden hour Photoshoot
Gyeongbokgung Palace and other Royal palaces are open at night for a special period and are able to book an admission ticket for the night tour. (and it’s very hard to book a ticket, just like ticketing of KPOP concert!)
Thanks to the new policy of Korean Cultural Heritage Administration, Changgyeonggung Palace is possible to visit the night at any time unless Monday (it’s closed on Monday).
For an extended form of admission, not receiving a separate ticket at night time visit. So Changgyeonggung Palace Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 21:00 p.m. now. (but ticketing cutoff time is 8 p.m.) In other words, you should visit Changgyeonggung Palace at least until 8 p.m. so you can enter the Changgyeonggung Palace and take a tour around until 9 p.m.
Ticket prices for the same in the night. Only 1,000 KRW until the age of 64 between 25 and other locals are free. Of course, if you wear Hanbok, you will be able to enter free of charge as well just like other Royal palaces in Seoul. Must get a free ticket people who are eligible for free of charge.
Night tour of Changgyeonggung Palace may have several constraints that can’t have access but it has a good opportunity to look closer different view from those of the day and night.
You can also get a free rental of cheongsachorong if you come early. The Cultural Heritage Administration rents the Cheongsa Chorong free daily to 200 visitors at night on a first-come first-served basis.
※ A cheongsachorong is a traditional Korean lantern. It is typically made by joining red and blue silk shades and hanging a candle inside the body. Although used historically in wedding ceremonies, it is widely displayed in various cultural exhibitions today in South Korea.
Anyway, because people should get it back when they leave, you could still have a chance unless there are so many visitors.
So far, there are not so many visitors so it’s very comfortable to walk around. Maybe it’s too cold or people still don’t know its new policy that opens at night year round.
So Let’s go right now if you didn’t know. 1,000 KRW admission, not that expensive as matter of fact, it’s like stealing (too cheap). Also, it’s free for all on last Wednesday of each month, free admission ‘Culture Day’. Simply remember that Monday is not operating and you are good to go!