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2024(10th) K-Royal Palaces PASS Exchange Ticket (T-money Card) *Unlimited Access During Period Royal Culture Festival / Korea Palace Gung Pass 2024년 5대궁 특별관람권 궁패스(티머니카드) 무제한 입장권 *궁pass

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161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 세종로 1-57)

Min 7USD ~
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K-Royal Culture Festival 10th anniversary 

1. The essential item for a time travel experience during the largest traditional event in Korea, the Palace Culture Festival, happening in April to May 2024.

2. Unlimited special access to Seoul's Five Grand Palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, and Gyeonghuigung).

3. An opportunity to encounter the living palaces of K-Dramas!

4. A variety of cultural experiences such as the Time Travel Gongseng (MEETS) exhibition and
K-HERITAGE market at the palaces.

5. Includes T-money card functionality for use on Seoul's subways and buses
(*includes 3000 KRW recharge).

6. Attractive limited edition card design with a Korean image.

7. Discounts on cultural products (offline store Sarang) and Korean table d'hote (Korean House).

Gyeongbokgung, the main palace demonstrating the founding ideology of the Joseon Dynasty
Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was beloved by kings
Changgyeonggung, a palace for the women of the royal court that shows the kings’ filial piety
Deoksugung Palace, a symbol of the Korean Empire in 1897
Gyeonghuigung Palace, where history was written in the late Joseon Dynasty
Jongmyo, a shrine where the spirit tablets of the kings and queens of Joseon are enshrined and rites are held to honor them
Sajikdan Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the god of soil and grain

The Royal Cultural Festival is Korea’s largest cultural heritage festival, held against the backdrop of the country’s main cultural heritage sites: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, and Sajikdan Altar.

Embark on a Timeless Journey at the 10th Palace Culture Festival with Your Essential K-Royal Palaces PASS!

This spring, from April to May 2024, South Korea welcomes you to its largest cultural heritage celebration yet - the 10th Palace Culture Festival. Spanning the heart of Seoul, this extraordinary event is your ticket to discovering the enchanting world of Korea's Five Grand Palaces - Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, and Gyeonghuigung, along with the revered Jongmyo Shrine and Sajikdan Altar. As the festival marks a decade of cultural magnificence, it invites locals and international visitors alike to delve deep into the historical significance and beauty of Korea's national heritage.

At the core of this cultural odyssey is the K-Royal Palaces PASS - your indispensable companion for unfettered access to these historic sites. Beyond serving as a special admission ticket, the PASS is laden with features designed to enrich your experience. Not only does it grant unlimited entries to the Five Grand Palaces throughout the festival, but it also doubles as a T-money card, preloaded with 3,000 KRW for convenient subway and bus rides across Seoul. The PASS further unlocks exclusive discounts at the "Sarang" store within the palace grounds and Incheon International Airport, offering reductions on cultural merchandise and beverages. Additionally, patrons can enjoy discounts at the Korean House for an authentic Korean table d'hote dining experience.



But what sets the K-Royal Palaces PASS apart this year is its limited edition design, celebrating the festival's 10th anniversary with a theme that captures the vibrant essence of Korean culture as seen in popular K-Dramas. This design not only makes the PASS a useful tool for exploration but also a memorable keepsake of your journey.

The Palace Culture Festival itself is a vibrant tapestry of performances, exhibitions, and hands-on experiences that bridge the past with the present. Through these immersive activities, the festival aims to showcase the new charms and historical values of Korea's palatial treasures, making it a must-visit event for anyone interested in the depth and diversity of Korean heritage.

As the K-Royal Palaces PASS has seen overwhelming demand in previous years, selling out within minutes in 2023, we recommend securing your pass well in advance. Available for purchase on, the PASS is your gateway to a special journey through Korea's traditional beauty and historical grandeur.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to walk through the gates of history and into the heart of Korean culture at the 10th Palace Culture Festival. Prepare your journey with the K-Royal Palaces PASS, and create unforgettable memories amid the splendor of Korea's royal palaces. Visit today to secure your pass and embrace the adventure that awaits!


Information of K-Royal Palaces PASS

- Usage period: April 27, 2024, to May 5, 2024
- Available at: Five Grand Palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung)
- K-Royal Palaces PASS price: 10,000 KRW
(Actual value of K-Royal Palaces PASS 13,500 KRW / Entrance fees for the Five Grand Palaces 8,000 KRW + Transportation card 2,500 + Recharge 3,000 KRW)

<K-Royal Palaces PASS Pickup Times>
- April 27, 2024 (Sat) to May 5, 2024 (Sun) 10:00 to 17:00

<Two Pickup Locations for K-Royal Palaces PASS>
- Please present the reservation confirmation and ID (passport) at the following two locations.
- The reservation confirmation should include the reservation number, reserver's name, and quantity.
- Pickup Location 1: Palace Culture Festival Comprehensive Information Center (next to Gyeongbokgung ticket office).
Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Contact: 02-3700-3900 (English service available)

- Pickup Location 2: Incheon Airport (T1) > 1st Floor Arrival Hall > between GATES 2 and 3 > Event Counter No. 13
- Contact: No separate contact information
- English service available, and Palace Culture Festival signage will be prepared on the day.

<How to Use Gung Pass>

- Entrance to the Five Grand Palaces: Just show your K-Royal Palaces PASS.
- Unlimited entrance from April 27 to May 5, 2023 (9 days).
- Some events (4 in total) such as the palace musical require separate reservations.
- Updates will be posted on the official website (

<Introduction to Representative Events of the Palace Culture Festival>
Guide on event times and events requiring reservations will be available around April 20 on




(1) Time Travel Day with Sejong - Palace Freshmen
- Location: Within Gyeongbokgung
- Schedule: May 1 to May 5, 10:00 to 17:00 (2 sessions per day)
- Content: Experience traditional palace cuisine, traditional dance, drawing dancheong (traditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings), and making arrow tips. Limited to 320 participants per day.

(2) Time Travel Day with Sejong - Permanent Experience

- Location: Within Gyeongbokgung
- Schedule: May 1 to May 5, 10:00 to 17:00, continuous operation
- Content: Experience jegichagi (a traditional Korean game), rubbing, and traditional knotting.




(3) Time Travel Day with Sejong - Special Program (For Foreigners)
- Location: Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in Gyeongbokgung
- Schedule: May 1 to May 5, 10:00 to 17:00 (4 sessions per day)
- Content: Special viewing of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion.




(4) Palace Musical - Sejong 1446
- Location: Geunjeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung
- Schedule: April 28 to April 30, 19:30 to 21:00 (90 minutes)
- Content: A historical musical depicting King Sejong's journey to becoming a great king.




(5) Palace Concert - Performance by 100 Musicians
- Location: Geunjeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung
- Schedule: May 4 to May 5, 19:30 to 20:20 (50 minutes)
- Content: A performance by 100 musicians playing traditional Korean instruments such as the daegeum, gayageum, and haegeum.




(6) Waking Up the Palace
- Location: Within Changdeokgung
- Schedule: April 29 to May 3, 08:00 to 09:30 (one session per day, limited to 50 participants)
- Content: A morning walk program with a guide, experiencing the morning atmosphere of Changdeokgung.      





(7) Royal Hobby Club

- Location: Within Deoksugung
- Schedule: April 27 to May 5, 10:00 to 17:00, continuous operation
- Content: Experience the hobbies of Emperor Gojong (coffee, billiards, music).




(8) Changgyeonggung Water Light Garden

- Location: Chunghyangji area in Changgyeonggung
- Schedule: April 28 to May 5, 19:00 to 21:00 (one session per day, limited to 500 participants)
- Content: A media art exhibition combined with light.

(9) Traditional Street Parade

- Location: Connecting the Five Grand Palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung, Changdeokgung)
- Event Dates: April 27 to April 28 and May 3 to May 5, Event Times: 10:00 and 14:00
- Content: Traditional street parade connecting the Five Grand Palaces.

<Two Places with K-Royal Palaces PASS Discounts>
Discount application method: Show your K-Royal Palaces PASS

1. Offline store "Sarang" (10% discount)
Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 18:30

Store location: Inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, Cheongdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Incheon International Airport T1, KoreaHouse, National Assembly Museum
Store details: Enjoy cultural products and traditional teas and beverages.
Contact: 82-2-722-0787 (English service available)




2. Korean House Hanjeongsik (10% discount)
Store location: 36-gil, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Subway Line 3,4 Chungmuro Station Exit 3)
Store details: Experience royal cuisine and Korean table d'hote.   
Contact: 82-2-2266-9101 (English service available)


< K-Royal Palaces PASS Discount Available for Performances>

K-Royal Palaces PASS holders can receive a 30% discount on tickets for the musical <THE TRIBE> at the Sejong Cultural Center during the following period. (Limited to 2 tickets per person)
- Discount application method: Show your K-Royal Palaces PASS
- Discount period: April 27, 2024, to May 5, 2024
- Venue location: Sejong Cultural Center (near Gyeongbokgung)
- Contact: 82-2-722-0787

< K-Royal Palaces PASS Cancellation and Refund Policy>

- Cancellations are possible until 10:00 AM on April 26, 2024. 
- Full refund will be issued.

< Precautions When Using the Five Grand Palaces>
- All areas within the palaces are designated as non-smoking zones.
- The introduction of food, inflammable materials, and play equipment is restricted within the cultural heritage protection areas.
- There are 4 types of K-Royal Palaces PASS designs, and they will be distributed randomly depending on stock availability.
- Detailed information about the K-Royal Palaces PASS can be found on the official website.
- Official website:

Utilization information

・Operating Hours : 2024.4.27 - 2024.5.5


Product Normal Price Trippse Price
2024 K-Royal Palaces Pass *Unlimited Access During Period Unlimited entry available from April 27th to May 5th 10 USD 7 USD

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161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Traffic information

  • Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (경복궁(정부서울청사))- 344m
  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 580.8m


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