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Cheong Wa Dae
Seoul Top 8 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
954 Reviews
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Open in 39 mins Open on Tue-Fri,10:00am-11:00am;Open on Tue-Fri,2:00pm-3:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Official website: http://www.president.go.kr/
Phone: +82-2-7305800

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Cheongwadae (Korean: 청와대; Hanja: 靑瓦臺; literally "pavilion of blue tiles"),also known as the Blue House, is the executive office and official residenceof the Republic of Korea's head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea, located in Jongno-gu of the capital Seoul. Cheongwadae is in fact a complex of multiple buildings, built largely in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern architectural elements and facilities. The Blue House is the most protected official residence in Asia.

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  • x96lee26
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    Beautiful South Korean Head Of State ☺️

    Visited The Blue House (Korean: 청와대; Hanja: 靑瓦臺; Cheong Wa Dae; literally "pavilion of blue tiles") is the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of S...

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  • Krishhere
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    Presidential house

    The blue house is the official residence of the President of South Korea and is a short walk from the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The place is tightly guarded and you can view the Blue house from across the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1575015800000+0800)/
  • valdaross
    valdaross
    Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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    Birthday trip

    I was really hoping to get a closer look at the famous ( Blue House), but it was only a glimpse through the vehicle window. We were not even allowed to slow down, but had to drive by at regular speed....

    Reviewed on /Date(1568975064000+0800)/
  • amyping
    amyping
    Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    The Guards in Blue House are all so Handsome!

    We joined the blue house tour, it was an hour tour which bring you around the blue house for a visit. The guards are all very good looking!

    Reviewed on /Date(1568312939000+0800)/
  • SLTJRC
    SLTJRC
    Singapore
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    The Blue Power House in Seoul

    You would need to book at least one month ahead to let them check your particulars for free access. All my Korean friends did not know about this free visit of their president residence. Lots of sc...

    Reviewed on /Date(1560224185000+0800)/

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Introduction

Cheong Wa Dae is the South Korean presidential office. It is located to the north of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Cheong Wa Dae is a complex of buildings mixing modern and ancient styles. The buildings have upward curved tiled roofs with 150,000 blue roof tiles. The unique buildings of Cheong Wa Dae include the Main Office, the Spring and Autumn Pavilion (Chunchugwan), the Guest House (Yeongbingwan), the Green Garden (Nokjiwon) and the Seven Palaces. The appearance of these buildings vary in style. Cheong Wa Dae can be toured with a guide at fixed times. The tour guide can explain the different parts of the building and give you a better understanding of its history and unique form.
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