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Blue House, Seoul

(3.5/5 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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  • Of course, it is also one of the key places of the reign-meter mountains and front like a folding screen behind the Gwanghwamun square, between both sides of the North village and West Village; ch'ongwadae [presidential offices]. located in the heart of Seoul's point and ch'ongwadae [presidential offices] to route the car must pass a. checkpoints and went out of the room, and though it was only to overlook the fortress the same Bureau, only a sense of the cross.
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  • This tour was a bit of a disappointment to our group. The group was full of small children who were on field trips, and though somewhat well-behaved - they were still annoying. Especially since the re...  more »
  • I attended this tour in DEC 2007 and JAN 2017... it has gotten worse. During the 2007 tour we were able to go very close to the Blue House and inside of the Reception building. Neither of these happen...  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