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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Formerrly polluted and covered with an elevated road since 2005 this...
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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Beautiful Stream to walk

Walk in the side of the stream, is nice while enjoy the scene. It's a long walk, so if you wants to enjoy the stream, don't forget to prepare your walking shoes and camera. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I didn't get a chance to see this at night with the lighting, but during the day the stream offered a welcome relief to the heat. The numerous artworks, history and culture that can be four along the long walk is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walk in the side of the stream, is nice while enjoy the scene. It's a long walk, so if you wants to enjoy the stream, don't forget to prepare your walking shoes and camera. It's beautiful in day or night. A lot of people enjoy the beauty of the stream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing oasis in the middle of a chaotic bustling city. The location is a perfect counter to the hectic old center of Seoul (North of the river) Enter at any point and exit at any point. Perfect for families, children, young couples in luuuuv as well as youth who want to skip over rocks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I love strolling down Cheonggyecheon. Night or day it doesn't matter. It is a great way to get from City Hall to Gwangjang Market and then to Dongdaemun. So many photo ops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The river runs through the heart of Seoul. Couples, families, and all can enjoy the river walk, and the seasonal displays are great. You can actually walk the Choenggyecheon all the way to where it meets the Han River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wear your walking shoes, because this is a really long walkway, but very beautiful. We went at night with all of the lights and the sound of the stream makes for a very romantic place to visit with your significant other (or a beautiful stroll by yourself to take in the beauty of the city). A lot of couples were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

You'll hear some Koreans talk about Cheonggyecheon as if it's one of the wonders of the world, which is going a bit far, but it is a very pleasant place, right in the heart of the city, to take a walk and get a bit of something more natural than concrete and steel. It's particularly nice in the evenings when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A quiet and peaceful green haven in the heart of the city. The further away you go from the Gwanghwamun end, the wilder and greener it becomes. Stepping stones add fun and whimsy. You'll see only dog-walkers, old men feeding the fish, joggers and lovers. A great slice of Seoul life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

relax in a man made river forest area🍀 nice to walk along the river with light and away from traffic. Like an oasis in the city🌿

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Unusually and interesting place to see. People sitting around enjoying each other company and the hear the soothing sound of running stream. Colorful lanterns lit the stream below. Careful because the "walkways" are uneven, you can trip. People also come here to drink and eat. I must say they do take their rubbish with them. What a wonderful idea!

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Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno

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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 neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.