Free Admission to Palaces, Parks During Chuseok

      September 19, 2017 10:15

      Entry fees to parks, palaces and other tourist attractions will be waived or lowered during Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.

      Seoul's four palaces including Changdeok, Deoksu and Gyeongbok palaces, Jongmyo Shrine and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will be open to the public free of charge, as will museums and royal tombs across the country.

      Tourists in hanbok or traditional Korean dress take a picture at Changdeok Palace on Sept. 9. /Yonhap

      For those seeking a more active getaway, entry fees to 42 national recreational parks and forests will be waived, while those at 32 national parks will be discounted by 20 percent for campers.

      Over 70 villages will offer hands-on programs to experience rural life with huge discounts of up to 50 percent.

      The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also plans to offer various events for foreign travelers to promote Korea until next month.

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