People visit the Blue House in Seoul after South Korea’s former presidential palace was opened to the public for the first time in 74 years. Photo: AP
People visit the Blue House in Seoul after South Korea’s former presidential palace was opened to the public for the first time in 74 years. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Koreans get to see inside presidential Blue House for first time in 74 years

  • South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol opened the Blue House to the public as part of his pledge to abandon the palace and establish his offices elsewhere
  • What once was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark – named after its distinctive blue roof – now allows a maximum of 39,000 visitors per day

People visit the Blue House in Seoul after South Korea’s former presidential palace was opened to the public for the first time in 74 years. Photo: AP
People visit the Blue House in Seoul after South Korea’s former presidential palace was opened to the public for the first time in 74 years. Photo: AP
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