Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

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#1 of 157 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 trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a peaceful place. There are many trees though main roads are beside this stream. Good for taking a walk. I ran 10 km along this stream one day.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You can go walking in Gwanghwamun. Is for the citizens. Natural touch and feel the history of Seoul (fish also swim in the stream! ) Can be. Want to spend this kinda weather is not good, but good weather day.
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  • August 15, 2017
    good for a nearby morning stroll and perhaps a nice soak of feet during summer LOL. would be good to check out for exhibition as the plain stream can look plain. LOL  more »

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