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A Night Trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace

You can sit down to a royal table at the royal kitchen of Gyeongbokgung Palace with royal music and embark on a beautiful night trip to the Palace with an expert’s comments. Gyeongbokgung Palace is open only to you for the night trip. Feel the lonesomeness and beauty of the Palace.

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Event Information

Watching the opening ceremony of Heungnyemun Gate and touring Donggung (Eastern Hall)

Tasting royal food and watching a Korean traditional music performance

Touring Gyotaejeon, Jipgyeongdang, Hamhwadang, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, and Geunjeongjeon Hall as a night trip and leaving through Heungnyemun Gate

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Doseuk Sura Sang

“Doseuk” is a Korean old word for “lunch box.” The Doseuk Sura Sang is a modern version of the royal 12-dish table that only the Joseon Dynasty kings and queens could have. The 12 dishes are put into a lunch box, each of which signifies the Eumyang Ohaeng (Taoist yin-yang and Five Elements) and Yagsigdong-won (“Food could be medicine”), the philosophies on food of Korean ancestors.

Night Trip with Commentators

This is a beautiful night trip, following a cheongsachorong (traditional Korean lantern) that casts blue and red lights under the soft starlight. You saunter about Gyotaejeon, Jipgyeongdang, Hamhwadang to ascend to Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, a venue that is normally off-limits to visits, enjoying the picturesque night view.

About the Night Trip with Commentators (approx. 110 minutes)

Heungnyemun Gate (for entering and leaving) -> Bihyeongak in Donggung (Sound of Reading) -> The royal kitchen (for tasting a royal meal and watching a Korean music concert) -> Gyotaejeon (for sand art) -> Jipgyeongdang and Hamhwadang (for touring) -> Gyeonghoeru (for touring and watching a Korean music solo performance) -> Geunjeongjeon (for touring and taking photos)

  • Contact: Representatives of A Night Trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace, The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (02-3210-4806)