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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 2 days ago

this was an unusual find, a gentle stream running through modern skyscrapers on both banks. Good for a quick escape.

1  Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Lantern festival and stayed along the stream. It is a very nice beautiful location. There were places to eat and shop as well.

1  Thank UH60Girl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great little walk and at the moment it’s hosting the lantern festival and a good place to grab a drink or some food and sit in The Sun

Thank james_anderson64
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a quiet peaceful path along a small river in the center of Seoul. As you are below street level car noise is much less. Crowded during the Seoul Lantern festival, but beautiful to see all the unique designs. I great way to...More

1  Thank hermosamary
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a peaceful, yet lively place! If you're ever in Seoul, take a stroll along the stream and enjoy your time. If I loved closeby, I think I would want to walk there every morning. What I really liked was the mix of nature and...More

Thank wanderingtravlr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here late in the afternoon. We were able to walk along the stream and see how clean the water was before the sun went down. In the evening, the lanterns were lit and it was beautiful! It is easily accessible from the street...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost stream / river that sadly extinct but got revived by the technology. Beautiful at night with the light display

Thank mrbadsyam
Reviewed 1 week ago

From my hotel, it was a short walk to the Cheonggyecheon Stream. I went late in the afternoon and before I left, the lights were on in the lantern decorations in the stream. It is a peaceful place. The sound of the running water is...More

Thank 813deb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Displays of lanterns along the stream. Nice place to chill out and enjoy the lovely lights after a day of shopping!

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to escape the hustle of Seoul without even leaving it, his stream is the right place. You can walk for a long time in peace, watching fish swim along the stream. It is absolutely gorgeous on a sunny day and easily accessed...More

1  Thank ChopstickTravel
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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
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from Njbella154943 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, it's a long fun walk. My son and I did a lot of walking but cannot tell you how long it took us to finish it because we weren't counting, Yes, you will reach this market and can do your shopping and eat too... More
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can!
August 2, 2018|
Response from YVR_BC2010 |
Yes, Nov 2-4, 2018.