Register for a Tea Ceremony at a Royal Palace!

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[Korea] Register for a Tea Ceremony at a Royal Palace!

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A traditional tea ceremony program will take place at Jagyeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace every Saturday and Sunday from September 13 to October 26, 2014.

The Gyeongbokgung Palace Jagyeongjeon Tea Ceremony Experience offers visitors a chance to learn and experience various aspects of Korea’s traditional tea ceremony known as darye (다례) in a royal and historical setting. There will be two sessions available: the first one will take place at Daecheongmaru and is exclusive to pre-registered applicants, while the second one will take place in front of Jagyeongjeon Hall and will be open to 16 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interested in participating in the tea ceremony experience program can make a reservation by sending an email to or via phone starting August 7, 2014. Special foreigner-only programs will run on September 28 and October 4, 2014. Participation is free, but the Gyeongbokgung Palace admission fee of 3,000 won must be paid to enter the palace grounds.

More Info

<Traditional Tea Ceremony at Jagyeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace>

☞ Venue: Jagyeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongno-gu, Seoul
☞ Period: September 13 – October 26, 2014 (Saturdays and Sundays)
☞ Special program for foreigners:
    September 28 and Oct 4, 2014 (13:00-14:00)
☞ Time: 1st session (13:00-14:00) / 2nd session (14:00-15:00)
※ Pre-registered participants for the 1st session (maximum of 20 people) should arrive at
    Jagyeongjeon Hall before 12:30 p.m.
※ Applications for the 2nd session (16 people max.) will be accepted on-site starting at 13:00,
    on a first-come, first-served basis.
☞ Participation fee: Free
☞ Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace: Adults 3,000 won / Teens 1,500 won
☞ Reservation: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
※ Limited to the first 20 applicants only.
※ If applicant has already participated in the program this year, their second application
    will be denied.
※ Applicants may bring one companion. Participation is limited to one time only.
※ Application [Download]
☞ Closest subway station: Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5.
☞ Website: (Korean, English)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-730-9924 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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