About Cheonggyecheon

Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9 km long, modern recreation area in downtown Seoul. Before its restoration in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream was a hidden waterway. Now, it is a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life. Its close proximity to Seoul's top historical sites like Deoksuguneglectedng Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace make it a popular tourist destination. You can enjoy a stroll along the stream. The Rhythmic Wall Stream, lined with fine marble and sculptures, and Palseokdam adorn Cheonggyecheon Stream. Narae Bridge and Gwanggyo Bridge, symbolize the harmony of the past and future. Then there is Cheonggye Plaza located at the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream. A model of Cheonggyecheon at the plaza provides visitors a bird's-eye view of the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream. There are plaques detailing commentaries on the 22 bridges that span the stream, as well as a number of graceful fountains adding to the ambiance of the area. In short, Cheonggyecheon is a symbol of harmony, peace, and unity.  

Must See

  • Rhythmic Wall Stream.
  • Marble and Sculptures.
  • Narae Bridge and Gwanggyo Bridge.
  • Candle Fountain.

How to reach

There is a direct daily bus service from Myeongdong exit 2 to City Hall Station exit 5. Services depart once daily and operate every day. Take a 10-minute walk to reach the destination. A single ride costs 1,300 KRW. 
It's best to take a taxi to travel comfortably. 

Tips

  • Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited and you can be hauled up to $100 fine.
  • You can take pictures here.
  • Obey the visiting rules.
  • Allocate some time to explore the place entirely.
  • Visit here during the early hours to enjoy the scenic beauty. 
  • Partake in the activities offered.
  • Visit adjoining plazas. 

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours 

Monday: Open 24 hours                                              

Tuesday: Open 24 hours 

Wednesday: Open 24 hours 

Thursday: Open 24 hours                         

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours 

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Waiting Time

No waiting time

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 hour

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 27.12°C

 

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