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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
  • Ihwajang House (이화장)
Notices
Closed for repair work due to damage from heavy rain
* Re-opening planned for 2018.
Address
32, Ihwajang 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 이화장1길 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
Homepage
www.syngmanrhee.or.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Ihwajang House was the home of Syngman Rhee and his wife before Rhee was elected president after Korea gained independence from Japan in 1945. Even though he moved out of the house after he was elected the first president of Korea, he would often return to the house and take walks in the garden. After he relinquished his appointment as president, he stayed here for a while before going to America as an exile.

    Ihwajang house consisted of the bonchae, or the main building, which was where Rhee 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.

    * Size: 6,019.86m² (1,821 pyeong), Floor Space: 230㎡ (69.9 pyeong)
    * Style: Main building (front: 7 compartments, side: 6 compartments), Single-level paljak (eight-point) roof, Jogakdang (front 2.5 compartments, side: 2.5 compartments), Gabled roof

    Current Status
    Seoul Historical Monument No.6 (Designated on December 28, 1982)

    Closed
    Weekends

    Tour Course Information
    [Guided walking tour]
    Dongdaemun (Heunginjimun) → Seoul Fortress Wall → Biudang (Jajudongsaem) → Naksan Park (observatory) → Naksan Exhibition Hall → Ihwajang House

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

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Guided walking tour (available in English, Japanese, Chinese)

    * Reservation
    Seoul Tourism Marketing: +82-2-6925-0777 / dobo.visitseoul.net

    Pets
    Not permitted

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