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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Enjoy Special Events at Korea's Royal Palaces Day and Night

Gyeongbokgung Palace
This summer in Seoul you can 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. There are regular performances by master musicians at Deoksugung Palace from June – September mostly on Thursdays at 7pm.

Have a true royal palace experience and try on a royal costume to take some great photos to send back home with the Costume Experience program at Gyeongbokgung Palace. At Changdeokgung Palace until June 8 there is traditional Korean chamber music. Do a guided tour of the Secret Garden and Nakseonjae Hall which are great photographic subjects.

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 costs between A$1-3 depending 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 and add something exciting and interesting to your visit to Korea.

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