Please arrive at the Cheong Wa Dae Tour Information Booth, located in the East Gate Parking Lot of Gyeongbokgung Palace, at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour. After the tour guide checks IDs, your group will board the shuttle and proceed to Cheong Wa Dae. Please bring your passport with you for the ID check.
Upon arrival, there will be a brief security check followed by a short introductory video. The actual tour will begin shortly after and cover areas such as Nokjiwon Garden, the old building grounds, the Main Building and Yeongbin-gwan (the State Guest House). The entire tour will take approximately 60 minutes.
Interpretation services are not provided and individual tour guides are not available. Therefore, we recommend that you read the information about Cheong Wa Dae on our website before your tour. Photographs may be taken ONLY at designated locations and video recording is strictly prohibited.
For your convenience, shuttle buses will be available to take you back to the East Parking Lot of Gyeongbokgung Palace after the tour is over. You can take the bus in front of the Sarangbang building located near Yeongbin-gwan, the last stop of the tour.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following : video cameras, zoom lenses, large bags, pets, alcohol, food and beverages, protest material, political material (including placards and signs), musical instruments, two-way radios and any dangerous or deadly items (knives of any size, firearms, gunpowder and other explosives, or replicas of the above).