4 Royal Palaces and Jongmyo Shrine

Gyeongbokgung Palace
The First Palace of the Joseon Dynasty, in Central Hanyang Built in 1395 as a residential palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first palace of the Jo...
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Changdeokgung Palace
Renown for its atypical beauty, Changdeokgung Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 because it stands in complete harmony with it...
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Changgyeonggung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace was built in 1483 by King Seongjong (the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty) to take care of the wives of the preceding kings. Co...
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Deoksugung Palace
Deoksugung Palace is unique among Korean palaces in having a modern seal engraving and a western style garden and fountain. Medieval and modern style ...
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Jongmyo (Royal Shrine)
In the history of Joseon Dynasty, there was no place more important than Jongmyo Shrine, where the spirit tablets of deceased kings and queens were en...
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11 Special Tourist Attractions

N Seoul Tower (Observatory)
Enjoy the beautiful and superb scenery among the clouds, where the nature of Namsan Mountain meets the 21st century technology of the N Seoul Tower. &...
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Trickeye & Ice Museum
"Trick eye" is a translation of the French word "trompe l'oeil," referring to an artistic technique that fools the eye into seeing three-dimensional o...
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Alive Museum
Enjoyed by more than 8 million people world-wide, Alive Museum is one of the most recognized brands among attractions specializing in optical illusion...
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Figure Museum W
  A new concept in museums, the Figure Museum W combines a theme park with action figures and toys.     Animation, Manga and Movie C...
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Grévin Museum
Paris, Montreal, Prague, and Seoul. Eighty stars and fantastic interactive experiences await you at Asia's first Grévin Museum.   Korea...
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K-live K-pop hologram concert
K-live is a next-generation cultural space.  Through reinterpreting various genres of content whether K-Pop, entertainment, education, or the art...
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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Open since 2004, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art consists of two museums. Museum 1 exhibits Korean antiquities and Museum 2 displays both Korean and i...
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MBC World is Korea's first theme park created by a broadcaster, and is focused around hallyu (Korean Wave).  Visitors can enjoy premium dramas cr...
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Museum Kimchikan
 On April 21, 2015, a museum offering an experience of kimchi and kimchi-making through all the senses opened in Insa-dong, one of the most cultu...
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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul opened in  Samcheong-dong District in 2013, and specializes in contemporary art.  ...
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Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Initially called Gyeongseong Prison, the Seodaemun Prison was created in 1908 in order to detain Korean independence fighters resisting Japanese rule....
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Free Attractions Strongly Recommended ※ These attractions are always free and can be visited without the Discover Seoul Pass.

National Museum of Korea
Korea's leading museum, has more than 33,000 cultural artifacts.
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War Memorial of Korea
Korea's only comprehensive museum of military history, displays over 9,000 materials related to war through eight exhibition halls.
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National Hangeul Museum of Korea
The National Hangeul Museum of Korea displays exhibitions and holds various programs to foster a better understanding of the history and value of hangeul, the nation's alphabet. The museum also offers opportunities for non-Koreans to learn the principles of hangeul.
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The National Folk Museum of Korea
The National Folk Museum of Korea displays the daily lifestyles of traditional Korean society as well as the present day. Visitors have a chance to see and experience how Koreans have lived.
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National Palace Museum of Korea
The National Palace Museum of Korea is a comprehensive showcase on the cultural heritage related to the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire. The museum also conducts investigations and research as well as collecting and preservings materials on the royal family.
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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
The museum traces and presents the modern history of Korea from the opening of the ports in late 19th century to present day, including the establishment of the Republic of Korea and the Seoul Olympics.
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The Museum of Gugak
The first museum to specialize in traditional Korean music, the museum presents over 6,000 valuable historical and cultural artifacts and materials related to all types of traditional Korean music.
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Seoul Museum of History
Through presenting interesting artifacts on the lifestyles and cultures of ancient peoples of Seoul, the museum offers a meaningful glimpse into the history of Seoul and its traditional culture.
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Seoul Museum of Art
Located along the stone-walled road surrounding Deoksugung Palace, this museum presents works by a world-renown master every year by invitation as well as other contemporary art.
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Gyeonghuigung Palace
Another name for Gyeonghuigung Palace was Seogwol (Western Palace), because it was located in the western side of the capital. Similarly Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace were together called Donggwol (Eastern Palace). Although the palace is small, it possesses a distinctive and unique charm.
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Discover Seoul Pass Strongly Recommends the Seoul City Tour Bus

Designated Ticket Offices with Additional Discounts ※ With your Discover Seoul Pass, you can enjoy additional savings if you pre-pay for the tour buses with cash or credit at designated ticket offices.

01. Honeymoon Travel Agency
When purchasing tickets for the Seoul City Tour Bus in person, present your Discover Seoul Pass to receive a 10% discount on any course! Choose from these fun tours: A Course (Downtown/Palace), B Course (Seoul Panorama), C Course (Night Course Single), D Course (Night Course Double), and the E Course (Gangnam Shopping/Star). The E Course starts at Gangnam Station (take exit 11, walk 200 m). All other tours start at the Gwanghwamun Dongwha Duty Free Shop.
- 10% off at the Gwanghwamun Ticket Booth
- Tel. +82-2-777-6090
+82-2. Seoul City Sightseeing Traditional Culture Course
When purchasing tickets for the Seoul Sightseeing bus tours in person, present your Discover Seoul Pass and get a 20% discount! Choose from the Red Line (Downtown, palaces, and traditional culture), or the Blue Line (Han River, Lotte World, and modern highlights). Tours start at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP). The discount does not apply to group tickets or transfer tickets.
- 20% off at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza Ticket Booth (located in front of DDP)