Blue House

Local name청와대
LocationJongno District, Seoul, South Korea

The Blue House is the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of South Korea, located in the Jongno district of the capital Seoul. The Blue House is in fact a complex of multiple buildings, built largely in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements. The Blue House is the most protected official residence in Asia.

Built upon the site of the royal garden of the Joseon Dynasty, the Blue House now consists of the Main Office Hall Bon-gwan, the Presidential Residence, the State Reception House Yeongbin-gwan, the Chunchu-gwan Press Hall, and the Secretariat Buildings. The entire complex covers approximately 250,000 square metres or 62 acres.

Tags Public BuildingPresidential OfficeFree
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Visit is possible only with a guided tour that needs to be arranged at least 21 days before the visit. Confirmation codes are required for all tour applications. Please, visit the official website for detailed information on the process of applying for a tour.


The tours are free.

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Official website

Address Seoul, South Korea

Coordinates 37°35'9.491" N 126°58'34.598" E

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