|Reflecting its name (literally the ‘House with Threefold Purity’), Samcheonggak is located in one of the most pristine places in the city and has born witness to standout moments in Korean history. It was the venue for the banquet for the Joint Statement (July 4, 2007) between North and South Korean representatives and has served as a forum for a variety of other political and diplomatic functions. The City of Seoul took over Samcheonggak in 2000 and made it available to the public and the building has been under the management of the Sejong Center for the Performance Arts since July 2009, affording visitors many opportunities to experience Korean traditional culture.
The Korean Food Restaurant in Ilhwadang (Samcheonggak) features an impressive spread of delicious Korean dishes that have traditionally been enjoyed by royal and aristocratic families, using natural ingredients and pure water from Mt. Bukak. Dawon (Ilhwadang) offers traditional drinks, teas, and wine, and gives visitors dazzling scenery as the backdrop for their dining experience.
In addition, Samcheonggak has several spots (Cheongcheondang, Cheonchudang, Yuhajeong, Chuihandang, and Dongbaekheon) for traditional performances, family gatherings, business meetings, workshops and seminars. Programs for Korean and international visitors allow for an exciting chance to experience traditional tea ceremonies, play a bamboo flute and Janggu (double-headed drum), and learn Pansori (traditional dramatic songs), make crafts, and cook Bibimbap.
|Credit Cards Accepted|
|75 parking spaces|
|Foreign Language Intepretation Services|
|The nearest subway stops are Gwanghwamun Station (line 5), Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3), and City Hall Station
(lines 1 and 2) where you can take a free shuttle bus. Shuttle buses run daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
If you wish to take a taxi from the subway station, the closest station would be Hyehwa Station on line 4.
Shuttle Bus Schedule>> (Korean, English, Japanese)
|Downloadable brochure: www.samcheonggak.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)|