Mini-Capital Utopia, Built from Scratch

Sejong-si, officially titled as Sejon Special Autonomous City, is the only special autonomous city in Korea. Sejong City was officially launched in 2012, with the name originating from King Sejong the Great. It borders both North and South Chungcheong Provinces, with Daejeon in the South. It was founded with the purpose of easing congestion and concentration in the current capital city Seoul. Since 2012, the government did relocate most of its facilities to Sejong, but many still reside with in Seoul (especially the important government bodies such as the National Assembly)

 

Sejong is perceived as a quiet city, with a population of only 280,000 people. It is only a 40 minute distance from Seoul by the train, but many people consider it remote and distant. One interesting fact is that Sejong has a higher population proportion of children, than other cities.

 

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Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul in a new way! Gyeongbokgung Palace will be holding a special evening admission event starting from April 29 until November 3rd, 2019. Walking under the moonlight visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Korean history and be transported back to the Chosun dynasty. You can only get this feeling of serenity nighttime so don't miss this special offer. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also among local Koreans every summer!    Event Period & Opening Hours    Period: Every 3rd and 4th week from April 29 to November 3 (Closed on Tuesdays) 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 a ticket on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Price: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to validate your foreign nationality*   * Free entry if you reserve online and wear Hanbok through the sites below (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Also applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket  2. Interpark Ticket   Or go in person and check out some nearby Hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok if you wish to rent and wear Hanbok to Gyeongbokgung Palace.   Weather conditions  The event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.     

Apr 29, 2019 ~ Nov 3, 2019