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Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul
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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 trip builder.
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  • Easy stroll in the heart of the city. Came here for the lantern festival. The water is clean but some parts smell like a sewer. 
  • We passed by this stream multiple times during the day which looks like just another canal. However, at night it was totally transformed due to the Seoul Lights Festival happening in November each yea...  more »
  • There are many tourists and local people. Sometimes the beer drinker while listening to the sound of water in the River in summer. There are a couple. Lantern Festival was 11 months. Throughout the year various events. Also, keep walking by the River Walk quite long and good.
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