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Seoul's royal palaces to open for night tours

Visitors will soon be able to visit Seoul’s royal palace at night.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul. Image by el_ave / CC BY 2.0

The city’s Cultural Heritage Administration announced it would be opening the major royal palaces, including Gyeongbokgung, starting in March. Currently, some palaces are open at night only on special occassions throughout the year. The new schedule will increase evening opening hours to 120 days this year. Changyeonggung will be the first palace to enjoy longer hours, from 7-10pm throughout the month of March. Read more: english.chosun.com