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Cheonggyecheon Stream

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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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Wonderful place to walk

A nice river in the middle of the city. A lot of arts on the walls. You are able to walk along the riverside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A nice river in the middle of the city. A lot of arts on the walls. You are able to walk along the riverside.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I strolled through the Cheonggyecheon Stream restoration park many times during my recent two week stay in Seoul, watching Spring unfold day by day. It's a pleasant way to traverse the city. It is used by locals and tourists alike. I was in the city for the 1st anniversary of the ferry tragedy and the Cheonggyecheon was the site of... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

A stroll in a park with clean and calm water, nice place to walk and feel the cool breeze of the metro

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Actually I just walk by but this design really attract me a lot , nice ! And lovely ! Some details like the flowers, rock, and water....

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

What a change this is. To think it was once a sewer, it is now a lovely place to stop, think and listen yet in the middle of the city.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

When reading about the Cheonggyechon Stream in tour books and online, I definitely wanted to make it a top priority during my visit in Seoul. My biggest recommendation is that you go at night. The stream is lit with beautiful LED lights and with the reflection of the street lights and buildings around it, it can be a very peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

what a lovely place in the middle of the hectic city. To walk at the stream gives you relaxation within minutes. Just stroll around, sit down, watch the waterfall. What a pleasure!

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was there early morning & it was quiet. Took about 20 mins to walk from my hotel. The lower part of the stream were not maintained with grasses growing wildly so at first I could not believe that it was the place. As I walked further up & saw the mini water fall & only then. It would be... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What a great place to walk and de-stress. I found this was a great jumping off point to see Seoul. I love the stream itself but i also liked going topside and wandering around the neighborhoods it meanders through. You are not far from great attractions like Gwanghwaman plaza at the west end all the way to Ogansugyo Bridge at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This water stream will relieve you from the stress of the city! Talk a walk down the stream and: - watch the laser shows at night - cross through the stone paths - enjoy the many street performers singing along the way The best part is the beginning of the stream and the first kilometer, then it gets a bit... 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 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.