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Formerrly polluted and covered with an elevated road since 2005 this stream has been cleaned up and made into an Art and nature walkway through the heart of Seoul.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Lyssa56
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a stream in the city where some locals sit by, have a picnic and chat with friends. I didn’t find anything particularly special about it.

Thank maila_ani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little stream, the history behind it as well is also fascinating. Nice and cool with lots of shade on hot days, and not too busy either.

Thank lpincher94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing walking during nighttime when light ambiance are perfect. Calming to stroll alongside the stream and look at some of the light show displayed on the wall side.

Reviewed 1 week ago

a nice respite away from the hustle and bustle. very peaceful. and since its underground, you dont need to worry about traffic.

Thank colin1201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stream is a very pleasant alternative to walking along the normal path. The stream had been covered over but was discovered and brought back to its present condition- search the history. I walked along it a couple of times, the second had a heron...More

Thank Believe_It
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great location to get a small respite from the bustling city life. It was clean and beautiful. If you are looking for more than a walk along a stream you will be disappointed though. There were nice cool places to sit and...More

Thank expatmomof4
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was there this was a small oasis....nice cool running water to dip your toes in and chat with other overheated tourists :-)

Thank Moon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to stroll the city without traffic. Lighting at night makes you forget you are in a busy city. We used the canal to get from one area to another. Lots of people during the day enjoying lunch, too. We even saw a heron...More

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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