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Royal palaces to open until late in February

By Lee Woo-young

Published : Dec. 24, 2013 - 19:44

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Winter in Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Cultural Heritage Administration) Winter in Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Cultural Heritage Administration)

Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul will open until late at night in February, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Tuesday.

The Changgyeonggung Palace will remain open until 10 p.m. and Gyeongbokgung Palace until 9 p.m. from Feb. 12-17, as part of the CHA’s cultural programs to help citizens and visitors immerse themselves in the rich history of the Joseon period.

The CHA have set the quota for admission to 1,700 visitors a day at Changgyeonggung Palace and 1,500 at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Visitors are recommended to reserve tickets online at, which opens ticket sales from Feb. 6 for Changgyeongung Palace and Feb. 7 for Gyeongbokgung Palace. Admission is 1,000 won and 3,000 won, respectively.

Ticket sales at each palace end an hour before closing.

Elderly citizens and foreign visitors can purchase tickets by phone (available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and at ticket kiosks.

Children accompanied by their parents can get in for free.

For more information, call (02) 3700-3900 (Gyeongbokgung Palace) and (02) 2172-0104 (Changgyeonggung Palace), or visit (Gyeongbokgung Palace’s official website), and (Changgyeonggung Palace‘s official website).

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