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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
+82 2-762-8261
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Neglected for many years this stream was restored and opened to public during 2005.This stream passes thru many Seoul’s many important landmarks. More than twenty bridges cross this stream which is about 8 km long flowing through the Seou’s downtown connecting northern and southern areas...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank raghu67
Reviewed 3 days ago

On Seoul official Instagram, I saw a gorgeous photo of the Cheonggyecheon Stream with beautiful lights decoration at night. So I decided to visit the stream. However, I couldn't find the beautiful lights decoration even though I walked for quite a distance. I searched for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank liyana1987
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the stream in the evening so as to see the beautiful Christmas and New Year's lights. Was not disappointed! The lights were beautiful! However, it can get a little crowded so taking pictures was a little difficult.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hyesing79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it was advertised that the schedule for autumn lantern display was until november 18, my mom and i went there on our last night on november 10 bearing with the chilly night weather, not a single lantern in sight, we also bumped into a few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curious774746
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great oasis in a very busy city, and is perfect for a contemplative walk, a jog, or just to sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank harriskirrie
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a nicely paved sidewalk on both sides of the stream here. The stream is pretty cute and clean. You can cross over to the other bank by walking across stones that have been placed in the stream. There are some nice plants, small waterfalls,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank o_hughmanatee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South Koreans don't like to pick up their litter. In an advanced country like this, everyone just throws their garbage everywhere. It's sad.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank U6030BUelizabeths
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this time in vor chritsmas time was very beautiful with many christmas deco a light a very crowded on weekend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank soebagij
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the drain is usually nonsense....but here in Korea...you will fall in love with the drain that the Korean have done up perfectly for the tourist to see...The lights and design on the wall makes it so beautiful...There is no bad smell as you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ketoyokluvtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is transformed to be a very beautiful area during christmas season.. all the lighting and christmas tree make it amazing at night. If u go to seoul on December, its a must see..

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from Voyager26325 | Reviewed this property |
Stayed at Lotte City Hotel which was few blocks away from the stream (the end of it...). The stream is quite long so there are many choices hotel-wise, but like others said it's difficult to recommend without knowing budget... More
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November 24, 2018|
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Response from TWgo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't know about a lantern festival. The stream and walkways, including bridges and stepping stones, looks nice at night because of the lighting along the pathways.
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