Cheongwadae | The Official Travel Guide to Seoul
Cheongwadae / Blue House

Named for the striking blue-tiled roofs of its many pavilions and buildings, the Blue House, much like the White House, is the home of the Korean president. The very secure complex of buildings also houses many Korean executive government offices and official meeting sites.

It's an interesting place to visit, as it gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the modern Korean government and Korean formal culture. A lot of what you see on the guided tour are meeting rooms and official state reception rooms where foreign dignitaries are welcomed.

Hour-long public tours are given, but you need to apply online in advance for a security check.