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Cheonggyecheon Stream

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

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About

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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Address
03187,  37 Mugyo-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Seorin-dong)  
Subway
Line 1 City Hall Stn. Exit 4. Walk 5 minutes.
Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Exit 2 or 3. Walk 10 minutes.
Line 4 Dongdaemun Stn. Exit 6 or 8. Walk 5 minutes.

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Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Bridging the North and South of the City
    Neglected for many years this stream was restored and opened to public during 2005.This stream passes thru many Seoul’s many important landmarks. More than twenty bridges cross this stream which is...
    평점:3 raghu672019-01-16
  • Disappointing
    On Seoul official Instagram, I saw a gorgeous photo of the Cheonggyecheon Stream with beautiful lights decoration at night. So I decided to visit the stream. However, I couldn't find the beautiful...
    평점:2 liyana19872019-01-15
  • Mesmerisingly peaceful
    Went to the stream in the evening so as to see the beautiful Christmas and New Year's lights. Was not disappointed! The lights were beautiful! However, it can get a little crowded so taking pictures...
    평점:5 Hyesing792019-01-15
  • disappointed
    it was advertised that the schedule for autumn lantern display was until november 18, my mom and i went there on our last night on november 10 bearing with the chilly night weather, not a single...
    평점:1 Curious7747462019-01-12
  • Great oasis
    This is a great oasis in a very busy city, and is perfect for a contemplative walk, a jog, or just to sit and soak up the atmosphere.
    평점:5 harriskirrie2019-01-12
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