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Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)

  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
  • Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)
Notices
* Required to come to the meeting point at Gyeongbokgung Palace Parking Lot 30 minute before the tour with an identification card
Address
45, Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 효자로13길 45 (효자동)
Type
Architectural & Sculptural Highlights
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-730-5800
Homepage
tour.president.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles on the Main Office; it is the first thing to catch one's attention upon viewing the premises. Approximately 150 thousand tiles compose the roof of the Main Office. Each tile was baked individually to make them strong enough to last for hundreds of years. The blue tiles and the smoothly curving roofline blend beautifully with Bugaksan Mountain in the backdrop.

    Cheong Wa Dae is comprised of the Main Office, Yeongbingwan (State Guest House), Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn) Hall, Nokjiwon Garden, Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Hill, and Chilgung Palace. It is interesting to see that all the buildings are unique and beautifully designed, built in the traditional Korean style. Just outside the premises is Cheongwadae Sarangchae, an exhibition hall showing the history of Cheong Wa Dae and the Korean presidency, as well as gifts recieved by heads of State over the years. The hall is open free to all visitors.

    Closed
    Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

    Duration
    1 hr 30 min (Participant check: 30 min / Tour: 60 min)

    Tour Course Information
    Meeting point – Cheong Wa Dae Promotion Hall – Nokjiwon Garden – Site of previous Main Hall – Sojeongwon Garden – Main Hall – Yeongbingwan (State Guest House) – Chilgung Palace (optional) – Mugunghwa Hill – Cheongwadae Sarangchae

    Activity Information
    Cheong Wa Dae Tour
    Operating period: Tuesday-Friday / second and fourth Saturday of every month
    Tour time: 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
    Registration period: Available at least 20 days to 6 months before visiting
    Inquiries: +82-2-730-5800

    * Individual tour: 10 people or fewer / Group visitors: 11-200 people
    * Children (ages 8 or under) must be accompanied by a guardian. (10 people or fewer )
    * Saturdays: 10 people or fewer individual visitors (no groups visitors)
    * Participants can only join a Cheong Wa Dae tour once a month.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Ages 8 and older
    * Groups including preschoolers with parents should be no more than 10 persons.

    Maximum Occupancy
    200 persons

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Gyeongbokgung Palace parking lot)
    * Inquiries: +82-2-720-7595

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    [Gyeongbokgung Palace Parking Lot (2 hours)]
    Small vehicles - 2,000 won
    Mid- & large-sized vehicles - 4,000 won

    * 500 won every 15 min after first two hours

    Reservation Info. for Foreigners
    Online reservation required

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