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Blue House, Seoul

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Once home to a royal villa where princesses and crown princes used to stay during royal wedding ceremonies, Blue House today houses the official presidential residence. Originally built at the beginning of the 12th century, the site was destroyed during Japanese colonial rule. The complex includes the main office, palaces built in traditional Korean style, a pavilion, a guest house, and valleys where presidents planted trees on special occasions. The main office building--with its distinctive blue-tiled roof set against a mountain backdrop--was constructed in 1991. During the house's construction, workers found an inscription on a wall reading "the most blessed place on earth." A visit to Blue House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seoul vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Foreign friends will come after the caliber caliber to take the Palace. Of course not, but while walking around the building not Yen ch'ongwadae [presidential offices] in view of the building in the background taking photos as simple as it seems good to go around.
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  • In order to get a guided tour of the Blue House, you need to register on their website. Foreigners are welcome and they give you an audio guide for the tour. The tour itself is very fast and you don't...  read more »
  • We weren't actually able to stop and take pictures. We drove though on a tour bus. It's amazing how close we got to the presidential home. Hopefully I got some good pictures. 
  • Guided tour provided in Korean with audio devices provided to non-Korean speakers for pre-recorded guidance. Nothing much to see as the indoor of the complex is out of bound.
  • What a wonderful building, i wish i could be there one day.
  • I speak Korean and in second grade I had to do a report about president Park-Geun hye. ㅋㅋㅋ 여지긴 송
  • So interesting.
  • Good thinking for good job & also love for human .
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