The newly opened Cheongwadae Sarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul.
On the first floor is the Korea Center, which presents the Korean UNESCO World Heritage Sites and items in the Memory of the World Register. The Hi Seoul Center introduces major tourist attractions, famous restaurants, festivals, Seoul history and, of course, the famous Hangang River. On the second floor is Presidential Center where visitors can about the presidents of Korea. A mock presidential office is set up so visitors can take photos of themselves and pretend to be a Korean president. Guests can also learn about climate change at the Green Growth Center and catch a sneak peak of the G20 summit with the G20 Lounge on the 2nd floor.
The Cheongwadae Sarangchae encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation. It serves as a tourist information center that offers detailed information on World Cultural Heritage sites and assets.
Sarangbang is also an exhibition center where a diverse display of artwork is displayed. There is a Korean traditional craft atelier and special exhibition center that presents items such as children’s work and public campaign ads.
The center is open from 9 am to 6 pm, with no reservations required. Please note that the center is closed Mondays.
Exhibition Hall Information
1F : Republic of Korea Hall, Hi Seoul Hall
2F : Presidential Hall, Green Growth Hall, G-20 Lounge
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4.
From the exit, turn around, and then left at the subway station elevator.
Go 800m forward to arrive at Cheongwadae Sarangchae.