Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul: Address, Phone Number, Cheonggyecheon Stream Reviews: 4.5/5

Cheonggyecheon Stream
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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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Solo
This was just stunning.  I went at dusk.  Even though it was slightly chilly with light rain, the atmosphere and setting were just magical.  The lights and skyscrapers, the couples sitting by the stream or families and friends catching up, whatever the occasion it was the atmosphere, vibe and setting that just captured my heart.  Loved it.  I took a slow stroll from one end to the other and back.  There are some information boards which are really interesting to read giving you some facts about the stream and the surrounding area.  This is a must for any trip to Seoul.  I was lucky the evening I was there, the sky turned this stunning colour with the dark grey clouds and purple sunset. Suggest going in the early evening. There are a few places nearby to grab a drink or bite to eat after.  
Written May 30, 2022
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philippebouchara
Paris, France6 contributions
During Christmas time (and New Year time), this area was changed as a new city/world within the city. It's was like enjoying a special moment/time within the real time. Time stopped for a while, the time for appreciating all surrounding and glancing things. Really nice and still sounds like a small dream in my mind.
Written January 9, 2020
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jake a
Incheon, South Korea10 contributions
Cheonggyeacheon is the first of the stream beds to be restored and is a pleasant walk through downtown Seoul. Birds have returned as well as some small fish. it is about five miles long wandering through downtown. It is a prototype of all the other successful stream bed parks across Korea,
Written June 4, 2021
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Ashley M.
Saint Louis, MO19 contributions
Peaceful little stream in the middle of the busy city! There's something that happens when you walk down those steps and get next to the stream. All of a sudden, you're not in a busy city. You're strolling along a peaceful stream. Beautiful spot
Written February 5, 2020
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sleeperdoc
Del Mar, CA87 contributions
Renovated stream through downtown Seoul with walkways, sitting areas, nice lighting. Popular with tourists and locals, couples on dates and office workers wanting a "nature break." Easy access from several downtown subway stops and worth and hour stroll.
Written May 30, 2022
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SiYauKai
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions
We stayed in the Myeongdong shopping area, and walking to the stream was only 5-mins away... north of the Line 2 (green) subway station. We went there at night after dinner, and it was very tranquil. There were sections along the stream where you can cross over to the other side via big stones/boulders. If you come in November, there will be the lantern festival going with nice lanterns to see. We didn't get to see this, but it was still a nice walk along this stream, with some artwork along the walls (when you walk under bridges).
Written January 17, 2020
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Meander800093
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Went at evening to see the lanterns on the stream. It was breath taking.We took many photos and marvelled at the beauty of the lanterns. It is a lovely walk also in the day time. Great to stop along the walk and find a place for food.
Written January 8, 2020
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EnLeung
Hong Kong, China163 contributions
Family
We visited in the evening of Christmas Day. There is a lot of people as expected. The stream is being decorated with beautiful lights. People are taking photos along the way and above at street level. Unfortunately some rude Korean speaking ladies ruined the evening as they kept pushing and squeezing towards the railings for their photos while our girls were taking theirs. Could have been a five-star experience.
Written January 1, 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
We stumbled onto this stream by chance when we were touring the Myeongdong shopping area. This is a delightful stream that runs about 10 kilometers through pretty much downtown Seoul. I understand that prior to 2005, the stream was polluted. So now this area has been cleaned up and converted into an art and nature walkway. It is a wonderful area to walk along the stream. It is a relaxing stroll, has nice greenery and art work along the way. You can even cross over onto the other side where there are stepping stones. I would say it is a nice area for city workers to have lunch in, great for families and romantic couples alike.
Written January 31, 2020
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Raisa & Raisha
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Friends
From a walking distance of Jonggak station you will found Cheonggycheon stream. It’s a 10 km long modern public space in downtown Seoul. It’s a great place to chill and get away from the city's fast paced life. Depending on the time of the year, there’s different exhibitions. It’s definitely good place for pictures.
Written May 23, 2020
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