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Cheonggyecheon Stream & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Cheonggyecheon Stream 청계천

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

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

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