Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

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#1 of 236 in Nature in South Korea
See how a successful eco-friendly urban renewal project created a popular tourist spot at Cheonggyecheon Stream. Before the nation's rapid economic development after the war, the district stood as a neglected waterway secluded by an overpass. However, after the renovation and beautification project, it evolved into a modern public recreation space and a haven for natural habitats. Inspect the passing stream from one of two historic bridges--Gwangtonggyo and Supyogyo--and see how it teems with animal and plant life amid a highly urbanized city. You'll find many shops and small businesses here; feel free to pay them a visit and purchase their goods, souvenirs, or services. Put Cheonggyecheon Stream on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Seoul travel itinerary planner .
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  • We walked past Cheonggyecheon stream to get to Gwangjang market and it seemed to be quite unkempt. Heard from my Korean friends that during winter there are lighting decorations, guess it’s the wrong ...  more »
  • In the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Seoul, this river and its footpath offer a quiet atmosphere for a relaxing stroll. At the beginning, river is lined on both sides with a wide path. The further you walk, the more natural the environment becomes. We could even observe waterfowl in the river. Summary: Highly recommended
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