Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul

If you are traveling in the center of Seoul, there is a must-see place. It is Cheonggyecheon. If you visit Seoul and you haven't been to Cheonggyecheon, it's like you haven't been to Seoul.

Cheonggyecheon is an 11-km-long stream that flows through downtown Seoul. Created as part of an urban renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that once existed during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It was Lee Myung Bak, the former mayor of Seoul, who restored such a wonderful stream. He also served as the president of the Republic of Korea, leaving many achievements as the mayor of Seoul later.



Cheonggyecheon was covered with an overpriced highway as part of the postwar economic development after the Korean War (1950-1953). It was then removed in 2003 to restore the overpriced highway in its current form. Cheonggyecheon has many tourist attractions along its path, starting at Cheonggyecheon Plaza, a popular cultural and artistic site, and passing under a total of 22 bridges before flowing to the Han River.

The turbulent history of the stream is on display at the Cheonggye Museum, which opened in September 2005. The museum offers visitors a chance to learn about the many changes the stream has seen, including being buried and restored in the ground. The story is told with the help of scale models and period photographs.


Hello Cheonggyecheon 

Cheonggyecheon Stream has a many stories concentrated. It is a 600-year-old history of the capital, Seoul, and a small memory of each Seoul citizen. 

From July 2003 to September 2005, Cheonggyecheon underwent tremendous transformation. The reconstruction of the 5.84km section around Cheonggyecheon and Samil-ro and 22 bridges were installed to transform the stream into a shelter for citizens. 

Various cultural events were held around Cheonggye Square, and now it is also serving as a square. Recently, it has also played an excellent role as an art space. 

Creative stages such as Gwanggyo Gallery and Cheonggye Creative Studio offer artists' sensibilities. Street artists perform on weekends. The transformation of Cheonggye Stream is still ongoing.

You can take a break by dipping your feet in the flowing water of the Cheonggyecheon stream. Imagine, you can take a rest there while dipping your feet!


Is Cheonggyecheon always possible to visit?

Yes, the Cheonggyecheon is open 24 hours a day, 24 hours a day. However, access may be restricted for safety reasons in case of rain.

Is there an admission fee for the Cheonggyecheon tour?

There is no entrance fee for the Cheonggyecheon tour. Anyone can visit there. From morning to night, you can walk on the Cheonggyecheon stream and relax there.


How to get to Cheonggyecheon Stream?

How to get to there?

There are a total of 11 subway stations connected to Cheonggyecheon Stream: City Hall Station (Subway Line 1, 2), Jonggak Station, Jongno 3-ga Station, Jongno 5-ga Station, Dongdaemun Station, Dongmyo Station, Sinseol-dong Station (Subway Line 1), Eulji-ro 1-ga Station, Eulji-ro 3-ga Station, Eulji-ro 4-ga Station, Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Yongdu Station (Subway Line 2).


Subway Line 1, City Hall Station, Exits 4 & 5

Subway Line 2, Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station, Exits 2 & 3

Subway Line 4, Dongdaemun Station, Exits 6, 8


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