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Changing of the Palace Guard

Changing of the Palace Guard © Peter Garnhum
Changing of the Palace Guard © Peter Garnhum

At Daehanmun Gate outside Deoksusung Palace, visitors are invited to watch the ceremonial Changing of the Palace Guard three times every day at 11am, 2pm and 3:30pm. Each Changing of the Guard ceremony takes about 30 minutes. Other highlights include a guard patrol ceremony held from Deoksugung to Sungryemun, and the Watchman Ceremony at the latter. These regal events are a must-see for 'pomp and circumstance' enthusiasts, and provide a good opportunity to see the national military costumes and regalia.

Venue: Sungryemun, Daehanmun and Deoksusung Palace.

Date: Daily (except Mondays)