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The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
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Located just past Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) is the imposing official residence of South Korea’s president. This lovely complex is built mainly in the traditional South Korean architectural style and tours are a great way to learn about the country’s history and politics. Tours must be booked via online application at least three weeks in advance.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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.

1  Thank AliAzzam
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 Bugaksan. I had a lot of expectation for...More

2  Thank Inex P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 reservation system makes it seem like it's a much smaller...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 happened in 2017. In short it should...More

Thank TonyX6207QH
Reviewed 13 December 2016

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 the pouch or a mug as...More

1  Thank kwchiang001
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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. I believe I booked a month or two in advance....More

1  Thank NJRollHard
Reviewed 19 September 2016

they check your passport a lot to enter the tour and to continue. tour moves a bit slow as you are waiting to proceed many times. at the end of the tour you walk out the gate and there is no one to help get...More

Thank Jersey G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

After our walk about tour in Bucheon and having our lunch as part of our full day city tour, our guide drove us here for a short "photo stop". The Blue House is the official residence of the President of Korea, akin the White House...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped at the Blue House for a photo opportunity on a guided tour with Koridoor Tours. It is a beautiful place with a very interesting history. We did not get to go on the grounds of the Blue House, but we admired it from...More

Thank SMLove226
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We were stumbled at this place during our journey looking for Bukchon village. We did not even realize it until we saw tons of polices. There is nothing to see in this place as it's crowded and heavily guarded. We took a couple pictures of...More

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10 October 2016|
Response from Chickiecurlz | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! The nearest station in Cheong Wa Dae is Gyeongbokgung Station.