Cheong Wa Dae Tours

On-line Application

  • – Requests are no longer accepted via mail or email from January, 2012.
  • – Your application has to be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • – To apply for the Cheong Wa Dae tour, please go to Tour Application section.
  • – Application will be cancelled if information on your passport and application do not match


Tour Procedures

We ask that you arrive at the Cheong Wa Dae Tour Information Booth located in the East Parking Lot adjacent Gyeongbokgung palace 20 minutes before the start of the tour. Once the tour guide will check your ID with the submitted list, the group (with the tour guide on board) will then board the shuttle and proceed to Cheong Wa Dae.
Please, bring your passport with you for ID check. Upon arrival, there will be a brief security check and you will be shown a short introductory video about Cheong Wa Dae. The actual tour will begin soon after the video is over. The tour will cover areas such as Nokjiwon (Green garden), the former Cheong Wa Dae site, the main building of Cheong Wa Dae and Yeongbingwan (the State Guest House or banquet hall). The entire tour will take approximately 60 minutes.


Interpretation services are not provided and individual tour guides are not available. Therefore, we advise you to read the tour description that is posted on our website before the tour so that you will have a better understanding. Photographs may be taken ONLY at designated locations and video cameras are 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. The shuttle service will be in front of the Sarangbang building which is located near the Yeongbingwan, the last stop of the tour.