Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Category: Attraction - Nature
Nearest Subway Station: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)
Distance from Subway Station: 149 meters (Exit 5)
District (gu): Jongno-gu

Cheonggyecheon stream was a heavily polluted stream running in the middle of stream until the Korean government covered the stream and built an elevated highway on top of it. The government of Seoul decided to restore the stream and it reopened in 2005. The stream has now become a popular spot for both tourists and Seoulites. There is free a walking tour provided by KTO for tourists who would like to know more about the historical significance of the stream. Arrangement can be made by referring to KTO Website.

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