Seoul’s royal palaces are very distinctive in design, character and are places of peaceful contemplation. These historic monuments sit in perfect harmony amongst the 21st century skyscrapers and hubbub of a major metropolis.
The opportunity has arisen to enjoy an oasis of calm this summer in Seoul even during the night.
Take a moonlight stroll through one of four enchanting royal palaces. Seoul’s royal palaces offer peaceful escape from the busy city streets as well as offering many activities for foreign visitors to enjoy.
Moonlight tours are available through July & August at Gyeongbokgung and Changyeongung and continue through till November at the Changdeokgung Palace. Foreign visitors can not only enjoy the visual splendor of these palaces under moonlight, but can also enjoy the many activities that are held throughout the year.
From special lectures on royal cuisine to traditional tea ceremonies to traditional music performances under moonlight this offers a great way for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the palaces and a special event.
Every Saturday during June visitors can experience traditional Korean court music at 2 & 4pm at Gyeongbokgung or try on a royal costume to take some great photos to send back home with the Costume Experience program. There are regular performances by master musicians at Deoksugung Palace from June – September mostly on Thursdays at 7pm.
Aside from the royal palaces there is the royal shrine of Jongmyo Jeryeak where they perform ancestral music along with a commentary at 10am every Saturday in June.
Visiting one of Seoul’s royal palaces is a must while in Seoul, the entrance fee is nominal and depends on the palace and most activities are free. Join one of the two or three guided tours in English each day which are totally free. It’s a great way to learn more about Korea’s royal past and learn more about Korea’s rich cultural past.
Before travelling to Seoul make sure you check out the complete schedule online at www.palacecalendar.or.kr and add something exciting and interesting to your visit to Korea.
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Tel: 020 7321 2535