Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)
Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.
Narae Bridge, expressing a butterfly in flight, and Gwanggyo Bridge, symbolizing the harmony of the past and future, are just two of the more than twenty beautiful bridges that cross the stream. The ‘Rhythmic Wall Stream’, lined with fine marble, sculptures, and Korea’s 8th stone building, Palseokdam, adorn the Cheonggyecheon Stream.
Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisurely stroll along the stream.
Taepyeongno1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul-si
서울 중구 태평로1가 ~ 성동구 신답철교
Course 1 (Distance: 2.9㎞/Duration: 3 hours)
Cheonggyecheon Stream Plaza – Gwangtonggyo Bridge – Samilgyo Bridge (Jongno, Insadong) – Ogansugyo Bridge (Dongdaemun fashion town) – Saebyeokdari (Bridge of Dawn; Gwangjang Market, Bangsan Market) – Supyogyo Bridge
Course 2 (Distance: 2.6㎞/Duration: 2.5 hours)
Cheonggyecheon Stream Culture Center – Gosanjagyo Bridge – Dumuldari Bridge – Malgeunnaedari Bridge – Ogansugyo Bridge (Dongdaemun fashion town)
Line 1: City Hall, Jonggak, Jongno 3-ga, Jongno 5-ga, Dongdaemun, Sinseol-dong
Line 2: City Hall, Euljiro 1-ga, Euljiro 3-ga, Euljiro 4-ga, Sindang, Sangwangsimni
Line 3: Jongno 3-ga
Line 4: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
Line 5: Gwanghwamun