Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)

Enjoy a natural beautiful walk in the heart of the city

Cheonggyecheon Stream Seoul 청계천

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a popular 5.8 kilometers waterway running from Seoul downtown (Jongno district) into the Han River. If you want to learn about its eventful history until its successful restoration completed in 2005 go to the wonderful post on Discovering Korea.


We come quite often to stroll around the stream with good reasons. It’s a perfect place to relax after visiting palaces or just after running around the busy streets of Seoul. There are many walking tours possible. You can check the detailed map or proposed walking courses on Seoul Metropolitan’s website.

The last time we walked there, we started our course  from Yongdu Station (Line 2). There is a small but nice family park including two kids playground right next to the station. From there, we walked to the stream and followed it westbound towards Jongno. As always we had fun watching the fish and ducks, jumping on the stepping stones over the water or running along the stream.

This year the Seoul Lantern Festival will take place on Cheonggyecheon stream from November 1 ~ 17th, 2013. It will be even more magic with all the illuminated lanterns around ^^

How to get there:

  • City Hall Station – Lines 1 & 2, Exit 4. Walk 250m north to Cheonggye Plaza
  • Gwanghwamun Station – Line 5, Exit 5. Walk 100m south to Cheonggye Plaza

Address: Seongdong-gu Cheonggyecheon-ro 540

For localization, go to Seoul Map for Kids and Families

2 thoughts on “Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)

  1. The full walk from Yongdo Station to the start of the stream (Cheonggye Plaza) is about 5 or 6 km – shall take around 2 hours if you’re walking with kids and taking pictures here and there. Enjoy!

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