Changing Ceremony of the Royal guards
What is the Changing Ceremony of the Royal Guards?
There is no record of the item “Changing Ceremony of the Royal Guards” in the Codes of Law such as the Kyeonggook-daejeon from the Joseon Dynasty period. However, records of the command structure of the guards and the organization remain. Based on the historical records of the opening and closing ceremonies of the royal palace and the city gates, the royal guards’ gate keeping ceremony, and the patrol ceremony, this reenacted ceremony was named as Changing Ceremony of the Royal Guards and has been performed since 1996. During the Joseon Dynasty period, a government office called Sumunjang, located at Jong 6 Pum post, was placed in charge of the gates of the palace. Along with Chamha, Sumungun, etc., it was also responsible for inspecting passengers-by and keeping public order during the opening and closing ceremonies of the city gates.
- Date Daily [except Mondays]
- Venue and time
ㆍ The place next to Daehanmun Square
(until the completion of the construction of Deoksugung Place Daehanmunwoldae)
ㆍ Reduce it twice every day(11:00 / 14:00)
※ The schedule is subject to change.