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Ihwajang House (이화장)

  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)

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Notices
Due to damage from heavy rainfall, restoration work is in progress (planned to open in the late 2016)
Address
32, Ihwajang 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 이화장 1길 32 (이화동)
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-741-0815 (Korean)
Homepage
www.syngmanrhee.or.kr
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction

    After Korea gained independence from Japan in 1945, the former president Lee Seungman and his wife lived in their house called Ihwajang. Even though he moved out of the house after he was elected the first president of Korea, he used to return and visit for walks in the garden. After he relinquished his appointment as president, he stayed here for a while before coming to America as an exile.

    Ihwajang house consisted of the bonchae, or the main building, which was where Lee Seungman and his wife’s living quarters were, jogakdang(president’s office area) and other buildings. Jogakdang, the president’s office area, is a small and narrow building but it is an important historical place where he had a conference to form the first Korean ministry. Ihwajang house shows the change of Korean traditional house under Japanese control.



    Telephone
    +82-2-741-0815

    Current Status
    Seoul-si monument No.6

    Closed
    Weekends

    Tour Course Information

    Guided walking tour (3 hours)
    Dongdaemun (Heunginjimun)→Seoul castle→Biudang (Jajudongsaem) →Naksan Park (observatory) →Naksan exhibition hall→Ihwajang

    Operating Hours
    10:00, 14:00, 16:00

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Guided walking tour (available in English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Reservation: Seoul Tourism Marketing / +82-2-6925-0777
                            Homepage: (dobo.visitseoul.net)

    Reservation Info. for Foreigners

    * Reservation required 3 days in advance.
    * Inquiries: +82-2-741-0815

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