Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House)
Perhaps it's the recent hot weather or the improved reservation system, but you can now reserve a ticket online for the same day.
At 4:30 p.m., we arrived at the Blue House after visiting the nearby art gallery.
As you make your way to Chunchumun Gate, you'll notice signs politely informing you about the tour. You can reach the Blue House by following this road with the green trees.
We got our tickets online in the morning, but you can also buy them at the information booth outside the main gate. Despite the hot weather, there were a lot of people.
Once your belongings and ticket have been checked, you'll be allowed inside the Blue House.
The Blue House can be found in a peaceful setting at the base of Bukak Mountain.
It's easy to forget that I'm in the heart of Seoul as you stroll along the path leading to the Blue House. There is stunning natural beauty all around you.
The staircases you see on a huge cruise ship are visible as soon as you enter the Blue House.
There are also printed brochures with various information, such as the restoration project of the Blue House.
To the left of the front door were portraits of former presidents.
Additionally, things representing previous presidents were gathered together. The original hoop used in the 1988 Olympics was also on display.
Pictures of former first ladies and the spaces they had used.
The Blue House is filled with artwork representing the Republic of Korea, including paintings and other decorative pieces.
There is only one remaining blue tile from the original blue house building. The tile that inspired the name "Blue House".
When you reach the Blue House office on the second story, your tour of the main building will be complete.
When we ended our tour, an announcement was made inside the Blue House saying that time was up. Just exploring the main building took us about an hour.
We had hoped to see the official residence and Chunchu Hall in addition to the main building but we had not enough time. Please enter before 4:30 p.m. if you like to tour the complete Blue House.
As an alternative, we spent the remaining time sitting on the stairs outside the main building and taking in the sights of central Seoul. The panorama of downtown Seoul looked really stunning...
If you and your family find yourself in Jongno District, Seoul, you must visit the Blue House!
Address : 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Mar-Nov : 09:00 - 18:00, Dec-Feb : 09:00 - 17:30 (Thuesday closed)
Website : opencheongwadae.kr
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Admission Fee : free
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