Attractions

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.

Transportation

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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 3723 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Convenient landmark
    My hotel, the VenueG, fronted onto this restored stream. It was a convenient riverwalk type park that ran right into the heart of Seoul and within sight if the main square and the Palace. There were...
    Rating:4 Todd Z2019-05-22
  • Relaxing walk
    This is a relief in the bustle of the town. A nice walk along a stream with waterfalls and many plants and trees.
    Rating:4 forestenergy2019-05-21
  • Canal turned street park...
    If you’re out of things to do this a nice break from the commotion. It’s a peaceful area to walk in. With flowers and a stream. They turned an old canal in to a lovely walking park.
    Rating:3 Nanums2019-05-20
  • Perfect get away
    Nice to escape to this perfect place and stroll the full length at whatever pace takes your fancy. Take in the atmosphere, people watch or track your pace and do it as a workout. There is something...
    Rating:5 livingthedreem2019-05-20
  • A peaceful escape from the hustle
    Seoul is an absolutely fabulous city full of fun, excitement, beauty, culture, but it is hectic. This stream in the middle of it all is an amazing escape and peaceful oasis where you can walk, sit...
    Rating:5 Crystal J2019-05-17
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