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Cheongwadae Sarangchae

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Address: 152 Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-033, South Korea
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+82 2-723-0300
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USD 44.00*
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Historical Seoul Tour: Cheongwadae Sarangchae and Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Royal Palace and Traditonal Market Shopping Tour
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Royal Palace Morning Small-Group Tour

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Visited again in April 2017

They have a great cafe. Ordered patbingsu (Korean ice dessert). It was delicious as the weather was quite warm.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a great cafe. Ordered patbingsu (Korean ice dessert). It was delicious as the weather was quite warm.

Thank LeeSangWoo
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,752 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Cheongwadae Sarangchae is beautifully landscaped, and from the grounds and outside building decor you have to assume beautiful inside. Its the official residence of the President of South Korea. You need official invitation to visit.

Thank 387indy
Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a part of Cheongwadae, official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea, which is open to the public everyday except for Monday. It was amazing to learn about the history of presidency of Korea. The office of the president is materialized there and you can pose in front of the table of the president as... More 

Thank deokhyun
New Jersey
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1,823 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Our guide called it public relations office but it is a tourism promotion hall attempting to bring Korean culture, presidents of Korea closer to the public. There are temporary exhibits. During our visit it was textiles and clothing of Korea. There is also Life of Korean People Exhibit. The attractions include digital photo opportunity with the president and a photo... More 

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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Fascinating place~! Very beautiful architecture~! I feel great honor while to visit this historic landmark.

Thank Ganzorig T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you want to know more about diplomatics of Korea Republic with the other countries, feel free to drop by! (you can see what your country gave to them as souvenirs too!)

Thank sookmunliew
Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The only thing worth going here for is the green screen room where you can take your picture alongside the South Korean President in various situations. The only information is a timeline of events which occurred during each President's term; there's nothing about the role and powers of the President, the Korean system of government, national symbols, the legacy of... More 

Thank geographyguy_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

An interesting museum dedicated to the presidents of Korea. We were guided here after the Blue House tour and the museum ended up being a lot more interesting than the tour. As most Korean presidents were corrupt, there isn't that much information. But some interesting displays including gifts they received from other heads of state and the presidential guards. Try... More 

Thank thelonious22
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

The Cheongwadae Sarangchae is presented as an introduction to the presidents of the Republic of Korea, but because of the extremely politically sensitive nature of that history -- most of those presidents were unelected dictators -- it's whitewashed and presented in an anodyne, almost content-free manner. If you have limited time in Seoul, I would advise going to more interesting... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I was impressed on how they showcase the Korean head of state, as if welcoming everyone to their country. It shows the replica of the office of the South Korean president, an interactive photo with the president, the gifts received by the current and previous South Korean presidents by different heads of state.

Thank Jetstar1016

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