The 5th Royal Culture Festival will kick off with an opening ceremony on April 26 and continue until May 5 at Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. Held every spring since 2015, the royal culture festival offers various events and activities at each of the venues.
The opening ceremony held at Gyeonghoeru in Gyeongbokgung Palace will feature the Royal Feast, performance celebrating the birthday of King Jeongjo’s mother, performance by the royal guards and more in an omnibus setting.
Representative programs of the festival include the masked parade at Gwanghwamun Square, traditional Oriental medicine experience at Changdeokgung Palace, and pansori performances at Deoksugung Palace.
Visitors both domestic and international can also enjoy gugak (traditional Korean music) performances, exhibitions, experience programs and more at all the participating palaces and Jongmyo Shrine.
☞ Period: April 27 – May 5, 2019
* Opening ceremony April 26 19:30-20:30
☞ Operating hours: 09:00-22:00
* Time varies by programs
☞ Main programs: Parade, ritual ceremony, gugak concert, traditional tea experience, musical, exhibitions, performances and more
– Gyeongbokgung Palace: +82-2-3700-3900 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
– Changdeokgung Palace: +82-2-3668-2300 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
– Deoksugung Palace: +82-2-771-9951 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
– Jongmyo Shrine: +82-2-765-0195 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Website: www.royalculturefestival.org (Translations supported by Google Translate)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline:+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
Information courtesy of the Cultural Heritage Administration