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Cheong Wa Dae

청와대
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Ranked #8 in Seoul Can't Miss Attractions
GardenHistorical Architecture
Open on Tue-Fri,10:00am-10:59am;Open on Tue-Fri,11:00am-11:59am;Open on Tue-Fri,2:00pm-2:59pm;Open on Tue-Fri,3:00pm-3:59pm
Recommended sightseeing time:1-1.5 hours
Address:1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Korea Political Center Free visit to the Republic of Korea Presidential Palace TOP10 Qingwatai is the Republic of Korea Presidential Palace, located in the northwestern Seoul City, facing the Jingfu Palace, backed by North Prison Mountain and Mount Inwang, is the Korean political center. The twisting path extends from the Jingfu Palace to the tile roof, and on the left side is the stone wall of Jingfu Palace, and on the right side is the art museum. The Qingwatai is composed of the main building, guesthouse, green garden, infinite flower garden, seven palaces and so on located in the center, all the buildings are built according to the traditional Korean building model. The main building on the right side is the Spring and Autumn Hall, the roof is made of traditional ceramic tiles, used for the press conference; On the left side of the main building is a guest house, which is used to receive foreign guests.

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Cheong Wa Dae is the South Korean presidential office. It is located to the north of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Cheong Wa Dae is a complex of buildings mixing modern and ancient styles. The buildings have upward curved tiled roofs with 150,000 blue roof tiles. The unique buildings of Cheong Wa Dae include the Main Office, the Spring and Autumn Pavilion (Chunchugwan), the Guest House (Yeongbingwan), the Green Garden (Nokjiwon) and the Seven Palaces. The appearance of these buildings vary in style. Cheong Wa Dae can be toured with a guide at fixed times. The tour guide can explain the different parts of the building and give you a better understanding of its history and unique form.
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