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Cheonggyecheon

대한민국 서울특별시
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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Jennifer Waring
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    3 Jun 30, 2014

    Running like a watery-artery in the heart of the city, this recently uncovered underground stream is both a lovely place to walk after visiting the city and an internationally acclaimed environmental project. You can walk or cycle all the way to the Han, visit recreations of the old stilted houses and even seen remain parts of the old flyover looming out of the river as a concrete reminder of what a massive improvement to the city the river has made.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Amanda Richards
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    5 Jun 21, 2014

    This small stream that cuts through Dongdaemun caters to those who want to get off the city streets and enjoy a little green scenery. After ordering some take out street food, grab a beer at a convenience store, head down to Cheonggyecheon, and enjoy your meal. When you're finished (if you're brave enough), you can kick off your shoes and plunge them into the chilly water, a therapeutic respite for your feet before you get back to strolling and eating.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Nai
    5 Nov 21, 2013

    Great way to spend the afternoon just a taking a troll down this stream...has a very calming feel :)

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Lydia M
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    5 Nov 15, 2013

    I really liked this place. A walk along the stream during evenings is awesome! I strongly recommend this place to visit if you are in Seoul.

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  • CheonggyecheonPro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    4 Oct 27, 2013

    This once-covered stream flowing through the center of Seoul has been made into a long park/walking path. Nice place to stroll among the urbanity of downtown Seoul.

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  • CheonggyecheonPro 2014
    Grace C.
    5 Oct 27, 2013

    Great place to walk in the busy city bustle. Plenty of plants and even fish in the river.

    Used to be a freeway for years with the river running underneath but in 2003 they chose to revitalize the river and by 2005 they finished the project.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    A revitalized watercourse sunk below the level of the city streets, the Cheonggyecheon stream in the middle of central Seoul is a taste of nature, however small, in the middle of the 'concrete jungle'. It's a very pleasant place for a stroll in the evening, when the surrounding lights are on.

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  • CheonggyecheonPro 2014
    Juno Kim
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    This was used to be natural stream, then turned into markets. Then decades later, the city decided to bring the nature back. After years of construction (and complex political arguments) Cheonggyecheon got their old nature back. Now it is one of the best places to visit in the city. It is man made, but not too bad to have this nature park in the middle of the city.

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  • CheonggyecheonPro 2014
    . Troy
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    3 Nov 18, 2012

    An example of how a little bit of architectural imagination and a $900m of state funding can result in some spectacular urban renewal. This is now the city’s ‘green lung’, with a flowing stream and greenery running its full five-mile length through the heart of downtown. From the late 1960s this was a concrete wasteland, topped in the next decade by an elevated highway. In the early 2000s the road was torn down and the transformation began, resulting in what you see today, which opened in 2005.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Nov 12, 2012

    In one of the busiest areas of Seoul lies a below-street level stream. It's a very welcomed peaceful walk to busy Koreans and folks who visit. During the winter, they have a beautiful lantern festival. They also have arts and crafts area where you can design your own lantern and add it to their many public collages.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Vladimir Yakovlev
    5 Aug 29, 2012

    Ручей особенно хорош в ночное воемя, когда включается освещение, и потоки воды, фонтаны и водопадики начинают играть всеми цветами радуги. Начните осмотр ручья с главной площади, по пути переходя с одной стороны на другую. Если не пожалеете ног и времени, то через часа полтора можно дойти до площади влюблённых, где можно посидеть в сказочной карете под романтичную музыку и полюбоваться разноцветными мерцающими сердцами на другой стороне. А если вам повезёт оказаться тут в ноябре, то вы застанете фестиваль бумажных фонариков - поистине захватывающее дух зрелище!

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    travel33
    4 Aug 13, 2012

    If I lived in Seoul, this would be my running path. I loved it!!! We took this path back to our hotel and it was so relaxing! They had little stone steps you can use to cross over to the other side. Awesome!

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Serendipity Orionis
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Nice place to take pictures...
    is crowded at noon.. so if you don't like crowd, go there in the morning...

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  • CheonggyecheonPro 2014
    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    A nice and peaceful place to walk in Seoul. In November, there's a very crowded and awesome lantern festival here.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Lee Carroll
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Cheonggye stream runs through
    downtown Seoul. It's a great place to catch a breath of fresh air, drink a cup of coffee, and people-watch. There are often special events on the Gwanghwamun end. The stream is well-lit, making it a great place for a nighttime stroll.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Shawn Roe
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    This stream used to be covered by an elevated highway shuttling the increasing number of Korean drivers in and out of Seoul. But in 2003, the mayor made a bold decision to improve the city's traffic problems by tearing the highway and revamping the bus system. The river below the highway was restored and now it's a fantastic place to take a walk in Seoul at night. There are paths on both sides that connect tourist-worthy places like City Hall (area) and Dongdaemun (market area).

    Walk this well-designed stream after dinner.

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Grace Byun
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This place is a good place to walk cause it's a waterway and they made it where you can cross over the water. At night time, they have a light show with the water. Great place to go and take a stroll in Seoul!

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Barri Tsavaris
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Walking along this waterway below the city's streets makes for such a lovely break from the concrete world above. It's not a far walk from Insadong and Samcheong-dong, so you can make a whole day of it in these parts. During October, a lantern festival lights up much of the stream in the evenings for two weeks, so be sure to check the festival dates if you're in town then. The crowds are out in full force for this, but the larger-than-life, handmade lanterns are worth it. Bring along a beer or a bottle of makgeolli (rice wine) and take advantage of Seoul's lack of "open container" laws!

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    Mio
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    5 Dec 06, 2013

    Great place to walk, very nice!

    Lantern festival in November

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  • Cheonggyecheon
    happypeggy
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    4 Mar 04, 2013

    landmark that shouldn't miss when visit Seoul, S.K.

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4.5 out of 5
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Combining both a return to historical roots, and a movement towards a more Eco-friendly atmosphere, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul is a marvelous representation of man's imagination. While the stream itself has its roots in the Joseon Dynasty, parts of the stream were restored in 2005. By creating a natural habitat, the area boasts an increase in species of fish, birds and insects along with a ... read more
more significant source of freshwater. The stream is also responsible for cooling the area by 3.6 degrees Celsius while also increasing public transportation usage. With beautiful parks, waterfalls, walkways and lighting lining the waterway, the Cheonggyecheon Stream is an unforgettable destination.

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