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Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

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Water Body · Historic Walking Area
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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 travel itinerary planner.
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  • Quiet and easy to navigate during our morning run along the stream. It’s a morning stroll location for locals as well. Good route for city runs for first time visitors. 
    Quiet and easy to navigate during our morning run along the stream. It’s a morning stroll location for locals as well. Good route for city runs for first time visitors.  more »
  • Cheonggyeacheon is the first of the stream beds to be restored and is a pleasant walk through downtown Seoul. Birds have returned as well as some small fish. it is about five miles long wandering... 
    Cheonggyeacheon is the first of the stream beds to be restored and is a pleasant walk through downtown Seoul. Birds have returned as well as some small fish. it is about five miles long wandering...  more »
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