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Tour Guide Services to be Halted at Major Heritage Sites amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Tour Guide Services to be Halted at Major Heritage Sites amid Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday it will suspend tour guide services at major heritage attractions in central Seoul starting this week in a measure to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Starting on Saturday, the docent services at the four Joseon-era royal palaces, including Deoksu and Changdeok [...]

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Major royal palaces in Seoul will offer free admission during the Lunar New Year holiday from Friday to Monday, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said. Four palaces from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — will open during the four days including Monday, when they [...]

Royal Palaces, Museums to Offer Free Admission Throughout Chuseok Holiday

Royal Palaces, Museums to Offer Free Admission Throughout Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Chuseok is the traditional Korean autumn harvest celebration, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Koreans visit their hometowns for ancestral rituals and spend time with their families during the holiday. But if you’re planning to spend the Chuseok holiday in Seoul, visiting royal palaces and tombs, national [...]

Royal Palaces, Museums in Seoul to Remain Open Through Upcoming Chuseok Holiday

Royal Palaces, Museums in Seoul to Remain Open Through Upcoming Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Four Joseon-era royal palaces in Seoul will remain open throughout the extended Chuseok holiday next week to receive holiday visitors free of charge, the government said Saturday. The four palaces — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — as well as the UNESCO-recognized Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in [...]