Ultimate guide to the 2024 Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event

Gyeongbokgung Gaenggwabang

Experience the Royal Treat: 2024 Gyeonbokgung Saenggwabang event

Try out the flavors that the Royals experience in the past at the Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event, going on from April to June 2024 in Seoul. This  event at Gyeongbokgung Palace allows you to taste the same desserts and teas that were once made for Korean kings and queens. It’s a fun way to experience Korea’s history in first hand and try some really special snacks in a beautiful, old palace.

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About the Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang

Important note!

 

Please note that you would need to reserve for these events!
To reserve please click: Ticketlink

Where is it?

The 2024 Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event is located at Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is situated in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. 

The address is 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu. (Useful for those who are taking the taxi) This historical palace is a prominent landmark in Seoul and a significant site for cultural events and historical tours.

When is it?

 

The 2024 Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event is from April 17, 2024, to June 24, 2024. 

May 1st to May 4th is designated to international visitors.

The event offers multiple sessions each day and will be closed on Tuesday.

Why should you go to Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang

Attending the 2024 Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event offers a range of enriching experiences, which can be encapsulated into three main reasons:

Cultural and Historical Education: Attending this event gives me a unique chance to dive deep into the traditions and history of the Joseon Dynasty. You can enjoy an authentic experience with traditional Korean royal court desserts and herbal teas, all within the historic walls of Gyeongbokgung Palace. This experience not only lets me taste the flavors of Korea’s royal past but also educate you on the historical significance and culinary heritage of the era.

Experiential Learning and Aesthetic Enjoyment: The event is held at one of Korea’s most significant and stunning historical sites, which allows me to learn about Korean history in a hands-on way. As you explore, you can admire the beautiful architecture and soak in the tranquil ambiance of the palace. It’s the perfect mix of education and relaxation, providing both a visually and intellectually stimulating experience.

Support for Cultural Preservation: By participating in this event, you contribute to the preservation of Korean cultural heritage. The experience deepens your appreciation for traditional practices and supports ongoing efforts to maintain and promote this historical site. This ensures that these cultural treasures will continue to be appreciated for generations to come.

What to Expect

Date Plum Jelly Set includes:

 – Date Plum Jelly: A traditional Korean sweet made from Korean dates, offering a rich and satisfying taste.

Dried Persimmon Stuffed with Walnuts: Soft, dried persimmons filled with walnuts, providing a chewy and sweet experience.

– Sweetened and Candied Korean Melon: Chamoe Jeonggwa, a delightful treat with a refreshing and chewy texture.

– Rice Cake Coated with Malt and Honey: A confection made with malt and honey, offering a crunchy and sweet flavor.
– Apricot Jelly: Maehwa Gwa, a delicate sweet made from apricot kernels and honey.
– Kumquat Jelly: A jelly made from kumquats, providing a unique citrusy flavor.
– Walnut Jelly: A confection made with walnuts, offering a nutty and rich taste.

 

Juak Set includes:
– Juak: Soft, glutinous rice cakes mixed with red beans and coated in powdered soybean, slightly sweet and chewy.
– Ssal Yeotgangjeong: A crunchy snack made from puffed rice and sweet syrup.
– Maehwa Gwa: Similar to the other set, featuring the sweet taste of apricot kernels and honey.
– Geumgyul Jeonggwa: Candied kumquats, which are citrusy and sweet with a bit of tartness.
– Sagwa Jeonggwa: Candied apples, providing a classic sweet and slightly tart flavor.
– Gotgam Danji: Included as well, offering the same deliciously sweet and nutty taste.

Who Should Go?

Cultural Enthusiasts: Those with a keen interest in Korean culture and history will find this event particularly rewarding. It offers a deep dive into traditional practices and a look at royal customs that are not commonly accessible to the public.

Tourists: Visitors to Seoul looking for unique experiences beyond the typical tourist attractions will appreciate the opportunity to participate in a culturally rich and historically significant event at one of Korea’s most famous palaces.

Foodies: Anyone with a passion for culinary arts, especially those interested in traditional cuisines and the history behind them, will enjoy the traditional Korean desserts and herbal teas prepared according to ancient recipes.

Families: The event is a great educational outing for families, offering children and adults alike a fun and informative way to learn about Korea’s past and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Couples: The 2024 Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang event is an ideal outing for couples, offering a romantic and picturesque setting at Seoul’s historic Gyeongbokgung Palace. It provides a unique opportunity to bond over shared experiences of traditional Korean royal cuisine and cultural heritage. The tranquil ambiance and educational aspects make it a perfect, peaceful escape to enjoy together, creating lasting memories.

Event Details

When

April 17th – June 24th, 2024. Closed on Tuesdays 
* Foreigners Special: May 1st – 4th

10:00AM / 11:40AM / 13:50PM / 15:30PM
4 times a day, each session lasting 70 minutes

WhereSaenggwa-bang, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Price15,000KRW
Inquiries

Homepage: Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

Online Reservation: Ticketlink

Tel: (+82) 1522-2295

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