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Blue House, Seoul
(3.6/5 based on 160 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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  • The experience overall is good, but be prepared to have over run, especially they will ask you if you are available for an extra tour at the back of the blue house. Yea the best thing is to receive th...  more »
  • Can be a valuable experience. Great scenery and buildings. Speak English Valet and reservation instructions set 30 minutes before arrived at the meeting place, but arrived late and all around in the waiting room in Korea. We do not know the reason foreigners to speak! No English description of any local bus ride. Passed the machine you can listen to the description in a foreign language, with each spot listened to the recording. Optionally takes – the guide is only available in Korea. I had no idea.
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  • There were many things I wish I had known going into this tour, so I hope to give future travelers some insight. You must book this tour in advance, which requires providing your passport information....  more »
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  • There is a place you can take a picture front of but you can't get near it. Place I think to see if you are in Korea
  • 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.
  • Only to see the Blue House infront of, but you take picture with the picture of the president and be sending to email.
  • 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