Cheonggyecheon Stream

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

See & Do Attractions


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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03187,  37 Mugyo-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Seorin-dong)  
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 3826 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Overgrown shrubs in summer
    We walked past Cheonggyecheon stream to get to Gwangjang market and it seemed to be quite unkempt. Heard from my Korean friends that during winter there are lighting decorations, guess it’s the wrong...
    Rating:3 Kennister272019-09-22
  • Relax a little
    Great idea in the middle of a big city. A shallow stream where you can sit, soak your feet and socialize with friends and family.
    Rating:5 charlied7962019-09-21
  • Nice :D
    It's a very beautiful place. I recommend to go there. I have seen many people who were relaxing there. There are always many people. There is also a waterfall. It's very close to Gwanghamun. I...
    Rating:4 xiviex1122019-09-14
  • A Place rob see in korea
    A must see place in Korea, it is located in the middle of tall buildings but it’s amazing how they preserve the place. It is indeed so rich in culture. A huge place to visit. You need at least half a...
    Rating:5 arieltravels2019-09-10
  • Hot Relief..
    If you are searching for a place to chill in Seoul. this is the right place. Here you can relax, get your feet wet and enjoy the calm of this area. Have a walk through Seoul along the banks of this...
    Rating:4 Luca C2019-09-09
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