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Cheonggyecheon Stream

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 2-762-8261
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Formerrly polluted and covered with an elevated road since 2005 this stream...

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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Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon...
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4-Hour Leisure Night and Street Food Tasting Tour in Seoul
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Full Day Royal Palace and Shopping Tour

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Beautiful Lantern Festival 2016

Wonderful LED lantern along the stream, the vibe was so good and those installations were thematic with history values, rich in aesthetic sense too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful LED lantern along the stream, the vibe was so good and those installations were thematic with history values, rich in aesthetic sense too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I travel to soul I was lucky because they have to many different lights in Cheonggyecheon street I am not sure but I think the lights are only 2 times a year

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I see ao many review about this beautiful place. Full of light it says. But when i visited it, unfortunately just ordinary light. So, please make sure about the time to see the beautiful light

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It will take awhile to explore the whole stretch of this stream but I think it's nice to try if you have the time. I visited this during winter and the spring season which has a different feel each time I visited. This is near the train station and close to the other tourist attractions at the end of the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was an ok park. but probably not worth it. if you really must, just make a short trip. best place to see it is near jongno 3... other areas have not lighting at night

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during the lantern festival which was amazing since they decorated the place with lanterns. Very nice to walk during evenings. Nice place for photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even in winter, Cheonggyecheon stream is attractive in its own way. I didn't feel like I'm in one of the busies cities in the world. There was a real stork ?? It's unbelievable, at least for me :D There are also many shopping centers nearby when you want to get back to the modern city. Nice experience to try.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't imagine a highway being demolished and a filthy river being cleaned for a nature walking route. I was a bit sceptical and decided to check out the Cheonggyecheon Stream. With the Cheonggyecheon Stream, I was totally converted to believe that the ugly can be turned beautiful if there is a will. The walk was pleasant, the water in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely long stream running through the city, this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. Order some takeout, sit by this stream and relax!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stream was clean and calm and I found it a joy to walk down deep in my own thoughts. Great for some photo taking as well.

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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 neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre 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.
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