Cheongwadae Or Blue House

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  • Address: 1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museums, Garden, Monument, Family And Kids

The Blue House is the official place of residence for the President of the Republic of Korea. There are quite a few buildings in the Blue House complex and all of these official buildings are designed keeping intact the traditional Korean heritage and architecture.

The interiors of the buildings are quite modernized and the entire complex spans over sixty two acres. The grounds upon which the presidential complex is located is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Seoul and this is mainly because the grounds used to be the gardens for the Imperial Palace.

  • Tour Hours are at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
  • Saturday tours only available for individuals and families of less than 10.
  • Entry is available only on application.

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  • Cheongwadae Or Blue House Address: 1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Cheongwadae Or Blue House Timing: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Cheongwadae Or Blue House Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cheongwadae Or Blue House(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cheongwadae Or Blue House: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 23.68% of people who visit Seoul include Cheongwadae Or Blue House in their plan

  • 78.79% of people start their Cheongwadae Or Blue House visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cheongwadae Or Blue House

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cheongwadae Or Blue House

People normally club together Darangee Village and Deoksugung Palace while planning their visit to Cheongwadae Or Blue House.

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  • Really beautiful place. I'd suggest English information on site though for tourist. That's be a big boost!

  • Cool place! No english information anywhere though. Really cool to see!

  • I send my warm greetings to the President of the Republic of South Korea Moon Jae-in and to all the leaders of the State, the Government, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defense and all the pillars of the army and the State . And to all representatives of the South Korean government inside and outside the country.I tell them and President Moon Jae-in that we are ready to serve and to do our duty to be ready to cover any missions at any time. Good luck . Yemen. Mr.Sinan

  • The President of the Republic of Korea, also known as the Green House, reads Korean (Cheong Wa Dae, Blue House) in Korean. This is the workplace and rest of the current president of Korea. The Presidential Palace is located in Jongno District, Seoul, including the main office building and the auxiliary buildings. Main building, including Presidential Office, meeting room, Presidential residence. Additional quarters include the Office of the Presidential Secretariat, press center and reception hall. The Presidential Palace also has a large garden with lake and back garden in harmony with Mount Bukak in the back of the Presidential Palace. The main building has elegant arched roofs, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Korea. The roof of this main building is covered with about 150,000 green tiles in Korean style. Because of this unique detail, the building is called the Cheongwadae, which means the Green House. The location of the Presidential Palace today is a royal palace located in the south of the capital during the Goryeo period. In the Joseon era, Gyeongbok Palace was built as the main palace and it became the royal palace. During the Japanese occupation of Korea, in 1910, the Korean government used Gyeongbok Palace as the government representative office. Japan for the construction of the office and residence of the Marshal of Japan at the main building of the Presidential Palace today. In just a few years, the Presidential Office has opened the public to a number of areas. And of course not at all visitors can visit there. Guests must have an application form to visit the website of the Presidential Secretariat. Starting from January 2012, visitors can not register to visit the email that must be registered on the form available on the website. Must register at least three weeks in advance. In one day there will be four tours at 10h00, 11h00, 15h00 and 16h00 respectively.

  • New changes since the last President was impeached and since I have lasted visited Seoul. There are new digital changes inside the Blue House that shows improvements in South Korean technology. Stopped by the cafe to try a new type of tea. There is an actual town called "White House" so don't get it confused and call the Blue House the "South Korean White House" as an American tourist.

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