Admission fee, Operating Hours & Seasons

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Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Closed on Mondays
  • General Palace Tour(Changdeokgung Palace Building Area):Ticket offices open until an hour before closing time
  • Secret Garden:Visitors to the Secret Garden are required to join a guided tour.(refer to the tour hours)

Admission & Tickets Sales

Location Period Tickets Sales Operating Hours
Palace Building Area
(General tour)
Feb.  - May/
Sept. - Oct.
09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 18:00
June - August 09:00 - 17:30 09:00 - 18:30
Nov. - Jan. 09:00 - 16:30 09:00 - 17:30
Secret Garden Mar.  - May/
Sept. - Oct
09:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 17:30
June - August 09:00 - 16:30 10:00 - 18:00
Feb. / Nov. 09:00 - 15:30 10:00 - 17:00
Dec. - Jan. 09:00 - 15:00 10:00 - 16:30

Tour Hours

1. Palace Tour(Changdeokgung Palace Building Area)

Language Hours Times Tour Course Requiered
min.
Note
Korean(Mar.~Oct.) 9:30   11:30
13:30   15:30
16:30
5  Donhwamun Gate
¡æ Injeongjeon Hall
¡æ Seonjeongjeon Hall
¡æ Huijeongdang Hall
¡æ Daejojeon Hall
¡æ Seongjeonggak Hall
¡æ Nakseonjae Complex
about 60min. Self guided
tours and
guided tours
are both
available.
Korean(Nov.~Feb.) 9:30   11:30
13:30   15:30
4
English 10:15   13:15 2
Chinese 10:00, 16:00 2
Japanese 11:00 1

2. Secret Garden Guided Tours

Language Period Hours Time Tour Course & Requiered min. Note
Korean Jan.~Feb. 10:00   11:00
12:00   13:00
14:00   15:00
6 Mar.~Jun./Sept.~Nov.
¤· about 90min.
¤· Hamyangmun Gate
¡æBuyongji Pond
¡æBullomun Gate, Aeryeonji Pond
¡æYeongyeongdang Complex
¡æJondeokjeong Pavilion Area
¡æOngnyucheon Stream Area ¡æDonhawmun Gate

Jul.~Aug./Dec.~Feb
¤· about 70min.
¤· Hamyangmun Gate
¡æBuyongji Pond
¡æBullomun Gate, Aeryeonji Pond
¡æJondeokjeong Pavilion Area
¡æYeongyeongdang Complex
¡æDonhawmun Gate
¡ØVisitors to the Secret Garden are required to join a guided tour.

¡ØThere are only 100 tickets available for each tour. 50 Internet booking in advance and the remaining 50 are sold at a ticket office on the day.

¡ØThe tour time and course are subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances.
Mar.~May. 10:00   11:00
12:00   13:00
14:00   15:00
16:00
7
Jun.~Aug. 10:00   11:00
12:00   13:00
14:00   15:00
16:00   16:30
8
Sep.~Oct. 10:00   11:00
12:00   13:00
14:00   15:00
16:00
7
Nov.~Dec. 10:00   11:00
12:00   13:00
14:00   15:00
6
English Feb.~Nov. 10:30   11:30
14:30   15:30
4
Dec.~Jan. 10:30   11:30
14:30
3
Chinese Jan.~Dec. 12:30 1
Japanese Jan.~Dec. 13:30 1

Admission fees

Type Age Individual Group
(10 persons or more)
1 General Admission
(Palace Building Area)
Adult
(age 19~64)
£Ü3,000 £Ü2,400
Youth
(age 7~18)
£Ü1,500 £Ü1,200
Free Admission for palace building area
¤·Children(under 7 years old)
¤·Seniors(over 65 years old)
¤·Those wearing a Hanbok(traditional Korean clothes)
¤·Culture day(the last Wednesdays of every month)


¡Ø Requires Valid ID card for free tickets.
2 The Secret Garden Adult
(over 19)
£Ü5,000
(+general admission fee £Ü3,000)
£Ü5,000
(+general admission fee £Ü2,400)
Adult
(over 65)
£Ü5,000
(+general admission fee £Ü0)
£Ü5,000
(+general admission fee £Ü0)
Youth
(age 7~18)
£Ü2,500
(+general admission fee £Ü1,500)
£Ü2,500
(+general admission fee £Ü1,200)
¡Ø The Secret Garden tour requires the general admission ticket purchase. Guided tour only.(Approximately 90 min.)


¡Ø Requires Valid ID card for discount tickets.
3 Royal Palace Pass
(4 palaces & Jongmyo Royal Shrine)

£Ü10,000
¤·Package to provide convenient entry to 4 palaces and the Jongmyo Royal Ancestral Shrine
¤·Combination Locations : Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyenggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace and the Jongmyo Royal Ancestral Shrine
¤·Where to Purchase Tickets : The ticket office at any of the 4 palaces or at the Jongmyo Royal Ancestral Shrine
¤·Expiration Date : 3 Month after purchase


¡Ø Note : Royal Palace Pass holder must exchange the Secret Garden Voucher for a valid ticket at ticket office, on a first come first served basis. Purchasing a Royal Palace Pass does not guarantee entrance to the Secret Garden.

Transportation

Subway Jongno 3-ga Station(Line 1, 3 or 5, Exit 6)
Anguk Station(Line 3, Exit 3)
Bus Blue Bus:109,151, 162, 171, 172, 272, 710
Green Bus:7025
* For details, refer to the Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service