Cheonggyecheon Stream

03187,  37 Mugyo-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Seorin-dong)  

See & Do Attractions


Cheonggyecheon is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War (1950-1953), as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang (River), with many attractions along its length.

Cheonggyecheon’s turbulent history is on display at the Cheonggyecheon Museum which opened in September 2005. The museum offers visitors the chance to learn about the many changes the stream has seen, including being buried underground and being restored. The story is told with the help of a scale-model and period photographs. Admission is free.


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03187,  37 Mugyo-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Seorin-dong)  
City Hall Station (subway line 1) exit 4, 5 min. on foot
Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (subway line 2) exit 2, 3, 10 min. on foot
Dongdaemun Station (subway line 4) exit 6, 8, 5 min. on foot

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 3770 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Romantic View
    Nice place and weather. Lots of people enjoying summer time. feeding the fish and cycling along the river. will come back again during autumn
    Rating:5 mophy772019-07-07
  • A quaint and quiet walkway in city center
    A quaint and quiet walkway in city center, especially near Eulgi-ro and Dongdaemun. My husband, daughter and I were relieved to stroll along this tiny stream after a hectic meal in the Gwangjang...
    Rating:3 seoulseung2019-07-07
  • Nature incorporated in CBD
    Great example of incorporating nature in the city buildings. Great place to chill out and relax. Many local soak their feet in the crystal clear river water to cool themselves. Crane was spotted in...
    Rating:5 chris2pherL1E2019-07-07
  • Ideal spot for everyone
    It is a pretty cute area, where you can even dip in your feet in the water. Nice and wide sidewalks to stroll around, ideal for all kinds of travelers, specially at night when the sun is setting.
    Rating:5 iv4nR02019-07-04
  • Nice walk along the stream
    This is a 10 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. I walked a portion of the stream, from Gwangjang Market to Dongdaemun during a weekday afternoon. It was rather quiet, with a few...
    Rating:4 LG_Kay2019-07-04
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