Info on the Blue House

Cheong Wa Dae(or the Blue House) is the executive office and official residence of the President of Korea. Both the English and Korean names refer to the building's blue-green roof. The Korean name has the literal meaning “house of the blue roof tiles”. Cheong Wa Dae is in fact a complex of buildings, built largely in traditional Korean style with some modern elements. At present, Cheong Wa Dae consists of the main office building, the official Presidential residence, Yeongbin-gwan or the guest house, Chunchugwan press hall, and secretariat buildings. The entire complex covers 76,685 pyeong (about 61.7 Acres).

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