Information & Facts
3,000 Won (adults), 1,500 won (children). Access to the
secret garden costs extra. Visitors can buy a combination ticket
for 10,000 won which includes access to Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok
Palace (and secret garden), Changgyeong Palace, Deoksu Palace
The official language is Korean.
South Korea's monetary unit is the won (KRW). Currency can be
exchanged at most banks and at casinos, and travellers cheques
cashed at authorised banks and hotels. Most merchants in the cities
accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, but
Koreans traditionally prefer cash. ATMs at banks are usually
accessible only during banking hours, and instructions on the
machines are generally only in Korean. Public ATMs at convenience
stores and subway stations are generally available 24 hours. US
Dollars are an accepted form of foreign currency and can be used as
US Dollars in the areas around the American Military bases in South
9am to 6.30pm from April to October, 9am to 5.30pm
from November to March. Closed on Mondays. Visitors can only view
the palace complex as part of a guided tour. The English tours
leave the ticket office at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily.
Local time is GMT +9.