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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 2018-09-22 Inspire429849
Very nice area at night
We were fortunate enough during pur visit because there was a Lantern Festival so this place looked so nice with all the lights and parades. A must watch festival, I should say also.
5 2018-09-21 bied879
I am so satisfied
I am shocked by the fact this stream is so clear that you can see fishes. The water is so cold. Try putting your legs there. It's refreshing! And, don't forget to cross the river. After a long day...
5 2018-09-21 Greg F
Tranquility in the heart of Seoul
Our hotel was right next to the steam (New Kukje, stay there!), so we spent some time walking up and down to various places. Lovely place where many locals go to escape and relax. Beautiful at night.
5 2018-09-19 FayeLG97
Cheongyecheon winter
Lovely for a walk day or night the area is very well lit. They also hold a lantern festival here around november time so definitely check it out well worth it and best part it's FREEEEEEE
5 2018-09-18 Lyssa56
Relaxing waterside walkway
This is a lovely place to take a quiet stroll, and makes for a nice alternative to the sidewalks above. It's well lit at night as well.