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 travel itinerary planner .
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  • I stopped by when you are walking around the Tokyo area. So much flow is not strong and calm rivers. Along the river is on the sidewalk, and had become the local people walking and running trails. Weather permitting, the walk is recommended.
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  • Sometimes it's great to get a date. Especially when you go more the light Festival was better!! *^^*
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  • A former president Lee Myung-bak transformed the former smelly water in Europe, now, as a stream of Qingshui river, you can see the fish in the swim, the two shore will meet some of the Korean uncle Curly pants foot out of the shoes, a group of ground around to share food and beer. Young people will also take a walk here. It is Korea that has the willpower to succeed in Korea.
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