03048  1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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Cheongwadae, also known as the Blue House, is the Korean presidential residence. Located in central Seoul, visitors may visit Cheongwadae through an official tour. The presidential office, reception hall, and conference room are located in Cheongwadae's main building. The residence's grounds have a pond and gardens that reach to the foot of Bugaksan Mountain. Reservations for tours must be made in advance; reservations can be made as far as 6 months in advance and no sooner than 20 days before the desired tour date.


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03048  1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 5, roughly 10 to 15 min. away on foot

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Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 206 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

  • Nothing much
    booking in advance is required (foc). seriously nothing much at all. u get a mug as door gift. you will just be briefed that this and that buildings are for what purpose, holding what events. nothing...
    Rating:2 raullim72019-05-11
  • Must book in advance
    Please book in advance and I suggest weekdays visits (tuesday-Friday) as Saturday visits (2nd and 4th) are full of families. Please follow the instructions ie don’t take photos in places that you are...
    Rating:4 SammieYeo2018-10-29
  • Book at least 3 month in advance
    If you want to pay a visit here, please book an appointment online at least 3 month in advance. It is free. On the day itself, do not directly go to entrance, find the designated gathering area.
    Rating:5 Nickdafa2018-10-04
  • Catch a view from Gyeongbokgung Palace
    You can catch a glimpse and take a photo of The Blue House coming from within Gyeongbokgung Palace. Keeping the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion walls (the two-story hexagonal pavilion that's currently walled...
    Rating:3 Legopod2018-08-15
  • If you have no place to go
    Needs to book in advance, and always fully booked from the website. It might be fun for the local, but not so interesting to the foreigners. Overall, it's a walking tour, not much to see. The...
    Rating:3 Hsu J2018-08-12
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