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)  
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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Latest 5 reviews of Cheonggyecheon Stream

  • Nice Walk
    We went to the Lantern festival and stayed along the stream. It is a very nice beautiful location. There were places to eat and shop as well.
    5 UH60Girl2018-11-17
  • Relaxing
    This is a great little walk and at the moment it’s hosting the lantern festival and a good place to grab a drink or some food and sit in The Sun
    5 james_anderson642018-11-14
  • Walk below all the Traffic
    Cheonggyecheon Stream is a quiet peaceful path along a small river in the center of Seoul. As you are below street level car noise is much less. Crowded during the Seoul Lantern festival, but...
    5 hermosamary2018-11-14
  • The best place to think, enjoy fresh air, aaaand people watch
    What a peaceful, yet lively place! If you're ever in Seoul, take a stroll along the stream and enjoy your time. If I loved closeby, I think I would want to walk there every morning. What I really...
    4 wanderingtravlr2018-11-14
  • Beautiful clean stream at the heart of the city
    We came here late in the afternoon. We were able to walk along the stream and see how clean the water was before the sun went down. In the evening, the lanterns were lit and it was beautiful! It is...
    5 SummerDaysPh2018-11-13
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