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Visitor Information

  • Foreign language tours are for foreigners only. Please limit your Korean companions to maximum 2 on the foreign language tours (Your ID card would be submitted if necessary).
  • Visitors to the Secret Garden are required to join a guided tour.
  • ¡Ø Only 100 tickets are available for each tour.

How to View

  • Tour duration is 90 minutes(70mins at the hottest and coldest seasons).
  • 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.
  • Please allow yourself 20 minutes to get to the Secret Garden from the main gate.
  • Once the tour has started, no one is allowed to enter the Secret Garden (refer to the Refund policy).
    On-line booking Purchasing on Site
    - On-line booking can be made from 10:00 am, 6days in advance until one day before the tour date.
    - Limited to 10 tickets per person a day
    - Ticket Office opens at 9am
    - 50 tickets available per tour, on a first come first served basis.
    - All on-site tickets must be used on the day of purchase

How to Book

  • Select Date : On-line booking must be made prior to the tour date. Reservation window starts to open from 10:00 am, 6days in advance until one day before the tour date. (e.g. if your visit is Dec. 8th, booking can be made from 10 am on Dec. 2nd).
  • Booked tickets should be purchased till deadline for payment (If not, the reservation automatically expires)
    - Deadline for payment : within 24 hours of reservation (However, reservations made on the day before the observation date must be made by 23:59 on the day of reservation.)
    e.g. ¨çYour visiting day is on Dec. 11th If you booked tickets 10am on Dec. 8th, you should purchase a ticket before 10am on Dec. 9th
    e.g. ¨èYour visiting day is on Dec. 11th If you booked tickets 10am on Dec. 10th, you should purchase a ticket before midnight on the day.
  • Join the Membership:
    Prior to booking, you need to join the membership. Your E-Mail address is your ID. Please use proper E-Mail address. (Necessary when reserve, confirm and cancel)
  • Select a time in view of the language(Korean/ English/ Chinese/ Japanese):
    Due to limited available tickets for the secret garden, foreign language tours are for foreigners only. Please limit your Korean companions to maximum 2 on the foreign language tours(Your ID card would be submitted if necessary).
  • Select Admission Type:
    Ticket reservations are limited to 10 tickets per person a day.
    ¡ØThere are 100 tickets available per tour. 50 for on-line bookings and the rest are for walk-ins on the day of tour, on a first come first served basis.
  • Payment: Credit Card only
  • No discount for a group(refer to the discount policy)
  • The secret garden tour is not included in the general palace tour. If you purchased tickets of secret garden, you should purchase admission tickets as well.
  • After payment, please check the confirmation sheet at "My Page". You can issue the ticket at ticket office or ticket machine on the due date. Or you can enter the palace with mobile ticket.

Cancellation Fee & Refund policies

  • Please check the cancellation fee and refund policies below. The cancellation fee differs according to the time of your cancellation. (However during the trial period until March 31st, cancellation fees are waived.)
    Division Secret Garden Guided Tour
    Full refund Earlier than 2 hours before the tour starts
    90% Refund Less than 2 hours before the last admission time
    No refund After the starting time of the tour

How to enter the palace

  • By presenting your mobile ticket at the entrance(Screenshot ticket is not valid.)
  • By issuing booked ticket for validation at the ticket office or machine
  • It is not possible to enter with a printed confirmation.
    Only a valid ticket will be accepted for entry to the Palace grounds.

How to use mobile tickets

  • Mobile tickets once used are not valid.
  • Visit the web site of the palace ¡æ Click the Tour reservation ¡æ Log in ¡æ Click My Reservation
  • Your mobile ticket or e-ticket will be activated on your phone as of 30 min. prior to the starting time of the Secret Garden Tour you reserved.
    ¡Ø Only one type of tickets, either paper or mobile tickets, can be issued per reservation.
  • Please present your mobile tickets at the main gate.

Tour Course

  • Visitors to the Secret Garden are required to join a guided tour.(Guided tour only.)
  • The Secret Garden tour requires the general admission ticket purchase.
    Season tour course
    Mar.~Jun. Sept.~Nov. Hamyangmun Gate ¡æ Buyongji Pond ¡æ Bullomun Gate, Aeryeonji Pond ¡æYeongyeongdang Complex ¡æ Jondeokjeong Pavilion Area ¡æ Ongnyucheon Stream Area ¡æ Donhawmun Gate(about 90 mins)
    Jul.~Aug. Dec.~Feb. Hamyangmun Gate ¡æ Buyongji Pond ¡æ Bullomun Gate, Aeryeonji Pond ¡æJondeokjeong Pavilion Area ¡æ Yeongyeongdang Complex ¡æ Donhawmun Gate (about 70 mins)


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