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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
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 3779 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • A quiet walkway in the city
    Good place to take a rest after walking around the city. You can see some fishes and creative graffiti. Also there are so many bugs and mosquitoes.
    Rating:4 kirstenbaongan2019-07-19
  • Beautiful place for a relaxing walk with friends, family or your significant other.
    My Korean friends have told me that Cheonggyechon Strean is exclusively for couples, but is not the case, of course, you will see couples walking around and having a romantic moment but you can go...
    Rating:5 coellomilton2019-07-18
  • Such a relaxing walk
    Such a relaxing walk in the midde of the city, very peaceful with fish and storks, can walk from Gwanghwamun square to at least Dongdaemun.
    Rating:5 jchuii2019-07-17
  • Best Foot Therapy
    Cheonggyecheon stream is an excellent experience. We dip our feet there and it was very relaxing. The water flow was pretty hard, so no one dared to cross the stream, even though it wasn't deep and...
    Rating:5 Nalee682019-07-17
  • 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
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