The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae), Seoul

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Once home to a royal villa where princesses and crown princes used to stay during royal wedding ceremonies, The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) 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." Take the guesswork out of planning a Seoul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We walked along the palace to see this place. There was a lot of security along the street. We can see the Presidential palace from a distance; but at lease, 10 times closer than the same view for the...  more »
  • Inside the spectator in order to advance reservations are required. If you have not booked to shoot the outside looking at the views of the Memorial.
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  • Korea's President's Office and residence!! The length of the front of the Presidential Office recently felt a little more like Jin is open!!!
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  • Great experience to visit the house of the ROK President. Old and new architecture harmonizing makes the surrounding very attractive. The garden is well conserved especially the 800 years+ tree.
  • I hope president Moon can bring harmony to South Korean society and also have a better relationship with North Korea.
  • A high security place for the president of South Korea. They call the place blue house as the Aesthetic of the building is blue. You can't go near it but it look magnificent from afar.
  • I went and i met one of the CEO of an industry he was cute and he told me about him meeting lee jong suk it was very nice
  • The south korean white house.

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