|The National Assembly Building (국회의사당)|
|With 24 granite pillars, a splendid blue dome, and white exterior, the National Assembly Building is a beautiful piece of architecture. The historic building came to life in 1975 after six years of construction. The pillars and the dome symbolize the various opinions of the public emerging as one. The building is a favorite among tourists as it is located next to the Hangang River. The Hangang River sits behind the building as a beautiful backdrop. The National Assembly Building contains the Visitor Center, a walking area, and benches alongside the Hangang River. The easiest way to visit the National Assembly Building is by applying at the Visitor Center. One can tour various parts of the National Assembly Building as well as the main conferencing area. The application process lasts roughly twenty minutes. The drawback is that it does not offer a foreign language service. Those who are interested in seeing Korean politics in action may also see sessions as they proceed. However, those not particularly interested in Korean politics will be more than satisfied with the regular tour.|
|Tour Course Information|
|* National Assembly Tour
Course: visitor entrance – public gallery – exhibition Hall – visitor entrance
Tour time: 40 min
* Visitors Center Tour (National Assembly’s memorial Hall)
Promotional film screening theater
Exhibition halls - Chairs of the national assembly, History of the national assembly
Special Exhibition hall
(Guided tour is available by prior request.)
|National Assembly tour / Visitor center tour / National assembly tour + visitor center tour
Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (Mon-Fri)
Reservation is required 3 day prior to the visit via phone, fax, or e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
* National Assembly Tour is not available during the plenary session.
* Visitors shuttle runs from the visitor center to the National Assembly building visitor’s entrance.
* Large bags are not allowed in the National Assembly building. Lockers are available at the visitor entrance.
|09:00 - 17:00|
|Reservation Info. for Foreigners|
|Tel: +82-2-788–3656, +82-2-788–3664
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National Assembly station (subway line 9) Exit 6
Yeouido station (subway line No. 5) Exit 3
Take shuttle bus for free of charge (travel time: 5 min)
Yeouido Station (Subway Line No. 5) Exit 5
Take City Bus 162/261/262/461/9409, and get off at The National Assembly Building (travel time: 15 min)
* Suttle bus operating hours
Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00, interval: 20 min