Unhyeongung Palace

Unhyeongung Palace

Unhyeongung Palace

Unhyeongung Palace also known as Unhyeongung Royal Residence is the palace that King Gojong lived in before he acceded to the throne. The palace was built in 1864 and in 1869 more buildings were added. Although being the house of a high ranking official, Unhyeongung is similar to an inner palace. However, unlike the other main palaces Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung, Unhyeongung is simple in design and use of colour. It was at this residence on March 21st, 1866 that the Royal wedding ceremony of King Gojong and Empress Myeongseong took place. A reenactment of this ceremony takes place twice a year. The next reenactment will be on Sat, Sept 24 at 14:00.

Unhyeongung was damaged during the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War. The Unhyeongung Royal Residence seen today is a much smaller version of the majestic structure that it used to be.

Unhyeongung Palace is a great place to see the living arrangements of the King, Queen, family and servants. A lot of the rooms at Unhyeongung Residence have been set up to show what it looked liked when the King and Queen resided there. Also at Unhyeongung you can find an Artifact Exhibition hall and Project Exhibition Hall. At the Project Exhibition Hall many events are held here monthly e.g Ceramics Exhibition, Hanji Craft Exhibition, Culture class Exhibition and many more. Like most other palaces you can try on some traditional Korean clothing.

Opening Hours / Admission:

Closed every Monday.
November – March: 09:00 ~ 18:00
April – October: 09:00 ~ 19:00

Adults, 25 to 64: 700 won
Youths, 13 tp 24: 300 won
Under 12, Over 65: Free
From 12 – 13:00 everyday the palace is open for free so people can relax during their lunch breaks.

How to get to Unhyeongung Palac:
Take line 3 to Anguk station and leave exit 4. Unhyeongung will be right in front of you.

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