Seoul City will hold a “Royal Horse Guard Parade” involving two horses at 11 am every Tuesday from April 5 through late October, for the “Reenactment of the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony”, which is held three times daily in front of the main gate of Deoksugung Palace in Taepyeong-ro.
Seoul City said this year’s Royal Horse Guard Parade has been made possible thanks to the provision of the royal horse guard (two horses) by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. With the Royal Horse Guard Parade, the “Reenactment of the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony” will offer domestic and foreign tourists a novel attraction, and help to promote Korea’s traditions, culture and tourism events in Korea and around the world.
The Parade, which is led by the Royal Horse Guard, will depart from Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace, continue to Seoul Plaza, Cheonggye Plaza and Gwangtonggyo Bridge, before finally arriving at Bosingak to attend the bell-ringing ceremony there (12 noon).
Citizens can also visit the newly renovated “Traditional Costume Experience Booth” while enjoying the parade and the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. The Traditional Costume Experience Booth, built in the style of a traditional Korean house and adorned with giwa (Korean roof tiles) and clay fence patterns, has been designed to harmonize with the ancient and stately aura of Deoksugung Palace.
The Traditional Costume Experience is available to anyone, free of charge, for 30 minutes per session three times daily at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm.