Cheonggyecheon Stream & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Cheonggyecheon Stream 청계천

서울특별시 중구 태평로1가 ~성동구 신답철교 | Taepyeong-ro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Opening Hours

24 hours

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Admission Fees

Free

  • Gwanghwamun Station (line 1, exit 5). 3 mins walk.

  • City Hall Station (line 1/2, exit 4). 6 mins walk.

  • LOTTE Department Store / LOTTE Hotel Seoul. 8 mins walk in the direction of the stream.

How to go to Cheonggyecheon Stream
Cheonggyecheon Stream - Official Websit

The 10.84 km Cheonggyecheon Stream flows through the heart of Seoul, from Gwanghwamun to Dongdaemun.

 

It is a transformed ecological park of natural beauty after 3 years of restoration project to complete in 2005.

Cheonggyecheon Stream
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Day view
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Daytime at Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to many tourist attractions (e.g. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, Gwangjang Market and Dongdaemun Shopping Malls) and subway stations, allowing visitors to have a leisure stroll along the stream and visit the nearby tourist sites easily.

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Daytime
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Daytime
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Daytime
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Daytime
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Cheonggyecheon Stream at Night

At night, visitors can enjoy the fantastic display of light and water at the start point of the stream at Cheonggye Plaza.

 

A favourite of many is the Candle Fountain which features the magnificent synchronisation of three different lighting fixtures and a 4m high, two-tiered waterfall.

 

Along the two sides of the waterfall are the Palseokdam wishing wells, made of 8 different stones from each of the nation's 8 provinces.

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Night Time
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Night Time
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Cheonggyecheon Stream in Autumn

In autumn, discover the different autumn foliage scenes along the 5.8km stretch from Gwanghwamun Station, Jonggak Station, Jongno3-ga Station, Jongno5-ga Station to Dongdaemun Station.

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Autumn Scene

Lotus Lantern Festival (Late April to Mid May)

Lotus Lantern Festival (Yeondeunghoe) is an UNESCO-listed annual Lantern Lighting Festival to celebrate Buddha's birthday. As part of the annual festival programme, there will be traditional lantern exhibition along Cheonggyecheon Stream.

Lotus Lantern Festival @ Cheonggyecheon Stream
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Lotus Lantern Festival @ Cheonggyecheon Stream
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Lotus Lantern Festival @ Cheonggyecheon Stream
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Seoul Lantern Festival (November)

The Seoul Lantern Festival is held at Cheonggyecheon Stream every November for 2 weeks, featuring thousands of lanterns along the stream.

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival
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Another interesting sight at the Seoul Lantern Festival is the Food Trucks selling different delicious cuisine to the night visitors.

Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival - Food Truck
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival - Food Truck
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Cheonggyecheon Stream - Seoul Lantern Festival - Food Truck
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Seoul Christmas Festival (December)

Within short period after the Seoul Lantern Festival in November, the lanterns changed to the festive Christmas and New Year theme in December.

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Map of Cheonggyecheon Stream & How to Get There

Getting to Cheonggyecheon Stream & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

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