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Cheonggyecheon Stream

Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-762-8261
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this place some time have some special decoration, such as xmas and count down or other Korean special festival. this is the place easy to find and can take more nice photo. This place close to the main street.

Thank 508shirleyk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This stream used to be dead but because of rehabilitation it has become a place where people can relax and do some recreation. I thought that if more and more cities can adapt this and rehabilitate their green spaces, then we'd have a better, cleaner...More

Thank Shai N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read some reviews about this place and this is my comment: Timing. We were there at night during the Christmas week and there were some human traffic about, but not overly heavy that we were not able to take pictures of the stream and the...More

Thank YongCF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

passed by the stream many times but i only went down to take a walk this time round. many parts were still covered in snow.. (there was heavy snow abt 1-2 days before i reached). nice place for a stroll and taking photos but it...More

Thank luvholiday9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay around myeongdong and we walk up to the stream. It is just around 15 mins walks. During the day , it will be more peaceful to take some pictures while night time you can enjoy the light up of the lantern and decoration.

Thank CarynLim87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Christmas Eve and it was so crowded! Despite the stream was beautifully lighted up, the crowd was too much to handle and hence we cut short our walk at the stream. If you wished to take some pictures without strangers in it,...More

Thank Jaclyn Rosa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see, but if you are in the area I guess you could stop for a look. We passed the river over a bridge of stones, which was nice.

Thank Signii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked a portion of this stream. Since it was during the Christmas holidays, it was decorated with holiday lights and Santa Claus. We went during the day. It was pretty quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed walking along this stream without having to worry about...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small stream is a very historical place. One of the former presidents renovated this place with nice decoration during his tenure as a mayor of Seoul City. you can have a pleasant walk along a stream.

Thank Alex168Chung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if I visited it in a wrong time - light night - but it was almost empty and dead. I thought that it will be a lively area, but unfortunately, it was not.

Thank dev_ehsan
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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Clare B
5 January 2018|
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Response from JavaMama58 | Reviewed this property |
The lights festival is only during autumn.
16 August 2017|
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Response from German F | Reviewed this property |
Very safe. Enjoy the walk.
3 May 2017|
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Response from yipjcs88 | Reviewed this property |
I took Exit 5 of Jongak metro station. Walk down the road for a few minutes and you will reach the stream. Turn right to walk along the stream, best at night between 7 to 8 pm. You can walk down to the stream and you go... More
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