SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cultural Heritage Administration announced that it will begin nighttime tours of Changdeokgung Palace on April 4.
The Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace, hosted by the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, will be available from April 4 to June 9, and August 22 to October 27.
The program will be held every Thursday to Sunday, except for Children’s Day on May 5.
The Moonlight Tour will begin at Donhwamun, the main gate of Changdeokgung Palace, where participants will take photos with the traditional gatekeeper.
They will then cross the Geumcheongyo Bridge to take a look at Injeongjeon Hall and the Nakseonjae Complex.
The participants will then climb up Sangryangjeong, a pavilion located at the Palace’s Huwon Secret Garden, to enjoy the night view of Seoul.
After passing Buyongji Pond, the participants will visit the Yeongyeongdang Residence to watch series of performances of pansori, a Korean genre of musical storytelling, and Korean traditional dance.
Tickets for the upcoming 42nd tour will be available at Auction Ticket (http://ticket.auction.co.kr) at 2 p.m. on March 20.
Seniors over 65 years of age, disabled persons, and foreigners can call 1566-1369 to make reservations by phone.
The maximum capacity for each tour will be 100 people, and tickets will sell for 30,000 won (US$26) each. Tours are reserved for South Koreans from Thursdays to Saturdays. Sundays are for foreigners only.
For more information, visit the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation website (www.chf.or.kr).
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