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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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An oasis of calm in a busy city

Stepping down into the Stream (because I cannot pronounce the name) is like stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia. Upside a busy city, downside as calmness, freshness and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

In summer, night is better than daytime. good for walk, rest time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stepping down into the Stream (because I cannot pronounce the name) is like stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia. Upside a busy city, downside as calmness, freshness and coolness that is palpable. If Seoul is proving bit much for you at any time then this is the place to head to. Find City Hall and keep walking along in that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went here mid of May. The stream is a 10km+ long walk in downtown Seoul. It is full of life specially at night, decorated with colorful lanterns and landscapes. The riverside is well-maintained and water is very clear. Definitely a place for couples. Tips: - Visit at night to see the lights and decorations. - Not all areas are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice place to take your significant other. It has beautiful lamp festivals during certain times of the year and is always good for a nice walk and a beer. Be prepared for horrible parking arrangements they may cost ₩20,000 plus for a couple hours. Additionally avoid that lotte duty free traffic if at all possible haha. Enjoy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I visited a few days ago (late May 2015). My (local) friend took me there, making a stop over at a monument erected for Jeon Tae-il (d. 1970), a South Korean worker and workers' rights activist who committed suicide by burning himself to death at the age of 22 in protest of the poor working conditions in South Korean factories.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Cheonggyecheon stream is a beautiful and clean break from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. Before coming to Korea, I was really amazed with how the government took the initiative to rehabilitate the stream. Seeing it first hand showed me how successful that gamble was. In our trip, I visited it twice. My first first visit was in early Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

you can do it from myendong for about 2 kilometers...long and nice walk you can go downstairs to take pics...but if go in the summer time...prepare to be bite...or protect yourself with mosquitoes repelent...have fun.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Best time to come during autumn and cherry blossom. Recommended for evening walk to release energy drain. Don't expect any cultural show, street performance or busker.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If your near gwanghwamun, it's a nice detour. Some years ago the city renovated this stream which was a polluted dumping ground. Now It's a nice place to have a lunch along the stream. Be aware that there are a lot of bugs (flying gnat like bugs) all over the stream area in the sping I don't go out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is one of my favourite! This is good mixture of nature scenery, fresh air and the busy city. It is so relaxing every time. I really envy the Seoul citizens they have this place. I visited it at the day time - it is a refreshing place at the hot sunny days. At night it is full of... 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.