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Cheonggyecheon Stream

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

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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
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 Rating평점:4.5 (Based on 3671 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Amazing any time of the day, month or year
    Fantastic water feature right in the center of the city. Made accessible and interesting, and thoroughly relaxing the busiest part of the city. Walk for 10 minutes or an hour, you will love the...
    평점:5 pointsmaximizer2019-03-17
  • Very memorable walk
    Saw this on TV how they demolished the elevated highway to revive the stream. It was a nice experience to see it up close. The colors after winter may not be that good but the crowd was fewer.
    평점:5 jaysantosph2019-03-11
  • Nice
    Nice place to walk through but nothing more than that its a romantic place for couples ( not my type )
    평점:3 fatom482019-03-06
  • Probably more interesting in summer
    Walked along this stream during our recent visit to Seoul. It was winter, so not much going on. It was just an interesting break to a busy city. We understand in spring/summer, there are lights and...
    평점:3 DTSydney2019-03-05
  • Clean water that flows
    It's beneath the streets, beautiful and relaxing. If you want to avoid the busy roads and traffic, take this peaceful side walk.
    평점:3 XavierShoot2019-03-04
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