"Over this ten-day-long Chuseok holiday, visitors won’t have to pay to come here to Gyeongbokgung Palace,… as Seoul is opening up its palaces, shrines, and public museums free of charge."
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism designated the ten days from September 30th to October 9th as "Chuseok Week of Culture and Tour."
The special week was launched last year to revitalize domestic tourism.
The ministry's Tourism Policy Bureau is offering free passes to Seoul's palaces, and many visitors say this is the best time of the year to enjoy the scenic beauty of the former royal residences.
"We came to the ancient palace for the Chuseok holiday. The palace has performances, and we are enjoying an amazing weather too."
"I recommend my friends from Singapore to actually come and visit this palace since it's free of charge free admission and take nice photos in this beautiful palace."
Entry is free to other Korean heritage sites such as Jongmyo Shrine, Buddhist temples like Bulyoungsa, and public properties like National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as 42 national recreation forests across the country.
Apart from these tourist attractions, major movie cinemas are showing films at the cheaper weekday rates, rather than holiday rates, and golf courses are also running promotional deals.
Cha Sang-mi, Arirang News.