Main sights: Jeongneung Royal Tomb, Bukhansan Mountain, Samcheonggak

Connecting the central part of Seoul with the northeastern region, Seongbuk is an upscale residential area with several parks, diplomatic villas and streams scattered around.

Several of the famous Korean universities are also located in Seongbuk-gu, and due to its hilly terrain boast beautiful campuses that are popular with the locals in autumn and spring. Especially notable are Korea University. Kookmin University, and Sungshin Women's University. The district also has access to the trails of the Bukhansan Mountain and Bugaksan Mountain.

For those who want to experience some Korean traditional culture and cuisine, Samcheonggak at the foot of the Bugaksan Mountain offers authentic Korean dishes in a historic banquet hall.  

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Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Do you want to experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the landmarks in Seoul in a new way?  Gyeongbokgung Palace launched a special evening admission event starting from April 29. Walking under the moonlight, visitors will be able to immerse themselves into Korean history by feeling the serenity only at the nighttime. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also on the to-do-list among local Koreans every summer!    Event Period & Opening Hours    Period: Every 3rd and 4th weeks from April 29 to November 3, Close on every Tuesday Last entry: 1 hour before closing April 29 - May 6 (Royal Culture Festival) (19:00-21:30) May 20 - June 2 (19:00-21:30) June 17 - 30 (19:30-22:00) July 22 - August 4 (19:30-22:00) September 16 - 29 (19:00-21:30) October 21 - November 3 (19:00-21:30)   Ticketing    Where to buy: Foreigners can buy on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Fee: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to show your foreigner identity*   * Free entry if you wear hanbok through online reservation in below sites (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Even applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket  2. Interpark Ticket   Weather condition  The night event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.    Check out some nearby hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok, if you wish to rent Hanbok nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace    

Apr 29, 2019 ~ Nov 3, 2019