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- 98%Local Culture
- 93%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Green Travelers
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 57%Adventure Travelers
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- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jun 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.Recommended for:
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jun 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.Recommended for:
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 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.Recommended for:
- CheonggyecheonMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewOct 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.Recommended for:
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 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.Recommended for:
- CheonggyecheonMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsNov 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.
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Nov 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.
- CheonggyecheonAug 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!
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 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.
- CheonggyecheonJul 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.
- CheonggyecheonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarianJul 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!