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Blue House, Seoul

(3.5/5 based on 170 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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TripAdvisor
  • If you want to take pictures and proof that you have been to Seoul and visited the Presidential Blue House, just do so. But a tour to this area ,not really worth it. Just go elsewhere.  more »
  • I booked the tour to Cheong Wa Dae out of curiousity especially since the Blue House is located right next to the east gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Both places are located right at the foot of Mount ...  more »
  • 这地方大家都知道,过来看看感受下。周围警卫比较多,不能进去参观。感觉总统府也就一般吧,没有想象中的那样。有时间的话可以来看看。  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