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Tour Rules and Guidelines

Visiting Hours

March
to
November
09:00 ~ 18:00

Cheong Wa Dae Entrance and Indoor Closed at 5:30 p.m.

December
to
February
09:00 ~ 17:30

Cheong Wa Dae Entrance and Indoor Closed at 5:00 p.m.

There are no tours on Tuesdays.

However, if a Tuesday coincides with a public holiday or alternative holiday, Cheong Wa Dae will be open that day, and will be closed the following day.

Touring Method

  1. Anyone who has booked through the Cheong Wa Dae reservation system can freely explore Cheong Wa Dae.
  2. Seniors aged 65 and above, the disabled, national merit recipients, and foreigners can apply for on-site entry.
    Up to 2,000 individuals are admitted daily at the Main Entrance Information Center and the Chunchumun 37 Gate Information Center.
  3. You can enter through the main entrance or the Chunchumun Gate. Please show your ID and the entry barcode you received during your reservation.
  4. Smoking is prohibited throughout Cheong Wa Dae.
  5. We recommend bringing bottled water and an umbrella for your Cheong Wa Dae tour. Disposable items are not provided to protect the environment.
  6. Facility tours may be restricted due to maintenance, events, building damage due to snow/rain, or concerns about visitor safety during natural disasters such as typhoons.
  7. In case of crowds, you are encouraged to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  8. For other matters, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Visitor Guidelines

Please observe the following so that all visitors to Cheong Wa Dae can have a pleasant and comfortable visit.
Regulations on the Operation of Cheong Wa Dae Tours (Amended on May 15, 2023, under the Cultural, Sports, and Tourism Ministry Directive No. 487)

  1. Disorderly conduct
  2. Consuming alcohol, smoking, cooking, or peddling
  3. Engaging in specific religious activities or actions that cause discomfort to others
  4. Entering areas outside the designated tour areas
  5. Collecting flora/fauna or rocks
  6. Bringing in devices or materials that pose a fire risk or are flammable
  7. Touching or damaging the main facilities, National Heritage, etc.
  8. Damaging trees or other plants
  9. Littering
  10. Using electric mobility devices, e-scooters, or other powered devices
  11. Operating drones or other unmanned flying devices (except when prior permission is obtained)
  12. Any other actions that interfere with Cheong Wa Dae tours or its management

Visitors are not permitted to bring any of the following items into the Cheong Wa Dae.
Nonetheless, a person who intends to bring in prohibited items must first obtain permission from the director.

  1. Foods that produce substantial waste (e.g., watermelons, oriental melons, other fruits, and soupy foods such as instant noodles)
  2. Plant and insect collection tools, sports equipment (bicycles, balls, rackets, inline skates, kickboards, etc.), camping gear (tents, shade covers, etc.), and various cooking tools
  3. Instruments and other items that produce noise, including amplifiers and loudspeakers
  4. Items that pose a fire risk, including open flames and flammable objects
  5. Sharp objects commonly used in daily life, such as knives, scissors, and tools or extensions