I love finding new places that I want to visit. I just learned about Sarangchae at Cheong Wa Dae, a history/visitor’s center located on the grounds of the Blue House (presidential residence) in Seoul.
Sarangchae is a little of everything in once place. You’ll learn some Korean history, see an exhibit about the attractions located in Seoul, be introduced to the country’s traditional customs, and can even have a presidential experience. The Presidential Experience Hall really piqued my interest (I know, I’m a nerd). In this area you can take photos in a mock presidential office and get a photo with the Korean president and the first lady, via blue screen, of course.
Tours of the facilities are available in three different languages, including English, and take about an one hour. The center has only been open a little more than a year. Admission is free, but keep in mind the center is closed on Monday.
You can learn more here: http://cwdsarangchae.kr/eng/main/main.php