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Cheonggyecheon Stream


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.

[Dec. 22, 2015 18:27  Input / Dec. 03, 2014 00:00  Publish]


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03187,  37 Mugyo-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Seorin-dong)  
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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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버스 번호 도착 정보

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Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

5 2018-07-20 palawanismyhome
Breath of fresh air in the heart of Seoul
Some years ago the city decided to tear up a road as there was a stream underneath it, and now it has been developed into a beautiful place to walk. There are fish in the stream, plants by the banks...
5 2018-07-17 kpiddy
Escape the city streets
It is well worth seeking out a walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream, we were fortunate to be staying one block away from the stream and had time for two walks, one in the morning and the other in...
5 2018-07-14 Margareth T
Refreshing walking route
The stream is located in the center of Seoul City, near the Line 1 Subway Station from Dongdaemun Station to City Hall. It is really a nice place for walking or jogging through the autumn or spring...
5 2018-07-10 Kinga O
Peace in the middle of chaos
This stream is honestly so peaceful and relaxing, that i would go back every time I had the opportunity to. The water is full of fishes, the side with chirping birds (and pigeons). We even saw an...
5 2018-07-10 annieflln11
free of charge
This stream was once buried under and restored with help some of SK's big company. A nice place to a leisure stroll around and free of charge...yay. The KTO ofiice located near the Cheonggyecheon...