CheonggyecheonFree: All time

Cheonggyecheon Stream is an 8.4km long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. 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. This massive urban renewal project was first met with criticism but is now a favorite for tourists and city residents alike. One can find local housewives doing power walk along the concrete bank in the mornings and teenage couples having a date in the evenings. Visit at night and you’ll get to enjoy the stream beautifully lit. Free walking tours, led by History & Culture volunteers, are also available. To learn more about the history behind this project and the neighbourhood, check out the Cheonggyecheon Museum (free!)

Address: 141 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Direction: Underground Line 1 & 2 to Cheonggye Plaza, Exit 4; Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5
Phone: +82-2-2290-7111

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