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.
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
“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.
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)