Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

4.1
#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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  • This is an amazing urban renewal project turning an otherwise unsightly drain into a beautiful stream and park. The water looked shallow and clean. Both sides of the pedestrian walkway were well paved...  more »
  • I went there around 6.30 pm so that I had an hour walking along, and then saw the sky changed its colour  more »
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