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Cheonggyecheon | Seoul



Cheonggyecheon is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul. The stream was created as part of an urban renewal project. Previously covered with an elevated highway, constructed after the Korean War as part of the country's post-war development. In recent years the elevated highway has been removed to restore the stream to its present glory. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the Hangang River, with many attractions along its length. The stream feels like a small piece of paradise in an otherwise busy and hectic city. Seoul is well known as the city that never sleeps with 24 hour shopping and brightly lit advertisements in every direction. As the sun sets behind the towering concrete buildings surrounding the Cheonggyecheon you will feel a real sense tranquility as you absorb the sights and sounds of the city.


Further Reading

Lonely Planet | Cheonggyecheon Museum
Time | Cheonggyecheon Stream
Minimally Minimal | Seoul Travel Guide

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