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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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Historical Seoul Tour: Cheongwadae Sarangchae and Gyeongbokgung Palace
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

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

Thank Ganzorig T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!)

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Brisbane, Queensland
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

This is a place where you can learn about the lives and achievement of former Korean presidents, located near the Presidential House (Blue House). Also, you can understand Korean traditional culture as well. It also serves as history museum and a cultural information center to experience Korea, from the past, present, to the future. There's a souvenir shop also in... More 

Thank Anggi747
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

You are now visiting Republic of Korea(South Korea). Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a multi-purpose exhibition hall where visitors can learn about the lives and accomplishments of former Korean presidents as well as understand the past, present and future visions of Seoul and Korea. It is right next to Gyeongbokgung palace so easy to look around.

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