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Located just past Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) is the imposing official residence of South Korea’s president. This lovely complex is built mainly in the traditional South Korean architectural style and tours are a great way...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to pay a visit here, please book an appointment online at least 3 month in advance. It is free. On the day itself, do not directly go to entrance, find the designated gathering area.

Thank Nickdafa
Reviewed 15 August 2018

You can catch a glimpse and take a photo of The Blue House coming from within Gyeongbokgung Palace. Keeping the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion walls (the two-story hexagonal pavilion that's currently walled up) on your right, and the Jibok-jae building in front of you, keep walking until...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Needs to book in advance, and always fully booked from the website. It might be fun for the local, but not so interesting to the foreigners. Overall, it's a walking tour, not much to see. The souvenir is a good surprise.

Thank Hsu J
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Just a walk around the area as I believe it’s not meant to be a tourist spot where one can freely enter the compound. Anyway we were here as one of the itinerary for our tour. Took some pictures outside it and that’s about all.

Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This palace is very strictly guarded by presidential security staff. So you can going inside the palace by registering at their website. Not every time you can joins this tour. You must choose the date & time you wants to join, at least 1 month...More

1  Thank ermezmee
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was an outside tour of the grounds only - we could not go inside any of the buildings. I had to register online in advance of my visit and supply my passport number. On the day of the tour, I went to the meeting...More

3  Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We walked along the palace to see this place. There was a lot of security along the street. We can see the Presidential palace from a distance; but at lease, 10 times closer than the same view for the White House. Surprisingly, the security guard...More

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a working Korean presidential residence. Located North from the Gyeongbokgung Palace. We were not aware that one can make a special inside tour reservations online. So, do it. I am sure it is worth it. Otherwise, you will just take pictures from the...More

4  Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is the Presidential palace where the first family lives and goes to office, receives important guests, etc. Security is very tight as you have to schedule way before the actual day of tour and everything you bring inside is inspected carefully. Pictures can be...More

1  Thank wenlong3788
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you want to take pictures and proof that you have been to Seoul and visited the Presidential Blue House, just do so. But a tour to this area ,not really worth it. Just go elsewhere.

3  Thank AliAzzam
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10 October 2016|
Response from Chickiecurlz | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! The nearest station in Cheong Wa Dae is Gyeongbokgung Station.