Cheong-gye-cheon

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Cheong-gye-cheon information

Seoul , South Korea
Getting there
Line 5 to Gwanghwamun, Exit 5
More information
www.cheong gyecheon.or.kr
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Lonely Planet review

A raised highway was torn down and cement roads removed in this US$384-million urban renewal project to ‘daylight’ this stream. The clear water that now flows for 5.8km down this beautifully landscaped oasis is actually pumped in at great expense for elsewhere, inciting the ire of environmentalists. Despite this, the revitalised stream with its landscaped walkways, footbridges, waterfalls and a variety of public artworks has been a hit with Seoulites who come to escape the urban hubbub and, in summer, dangle their feet in the water.