Summer in Seoul – Cheonggyocheon Stream

Cheongggyecheon

After sightseeing, it was time to do some shopping.  After breakfast, it was still early, we stopped by Cheonggyecheon. Cheonggyecheon was a naturally formed stream before Seoul was designated as its capital in the Joseon Dynasty. As the city had always been surrounded by mountains, its water was flowing into downtown. During the reign of King Sejong, the Cheonggyecheon was recognized as an important achievement for people’s everyday life.

After Korea was freed from the Japanese colonial rules, the Cheonggyecheon became a symbol of poverty and slovenliness, being filled up with trash and wastes, a neglected waterway.  In 2005, Cheonggyecheon was restored, transforming it into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.

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Mojeongyo is an arch bridge illustrating the traditional Daecheong (main floored room) style. In the past, it was referred to as the ‘Mojeon’, a fruit street. Therefore, the name of this bridge originated on this idea, since the bridge was located nearby that Mojeon.

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The Lowdown

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

Getting there:

  • City Hall, Jonggak, Jongno 3(sam)-ga, Jongno 5(o)-ga, Dongdaemun, Sinseol-dong Stations (Seoul Subway Line 1)
  • City Hall, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Euljiro 3(sam)-ga, Euljiro 4(sa)-ga, Sindang, Sangwangsimni Stations (Seoul Subway Line 2)
  • Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3 and 5)
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4)
  • Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5)

For more information on Cheonggyecheon, do check out http://www.sisul.or.kr/.

For the rest of my trip, check out September in Seoul. In my next post, I will share my visit to DMZ.  Stay tune!

 

Thank you for stopping by.  

Audrey

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Audrey is a lifestyle and travel blogger and a technology marketeer by trade, living in Singapore. She is pursuing a life of simplicity, focusing on experiences - reducing her possessions, staying responsible to the environment and increasing her self-sufficiency. She also enjoys travelling and exploring Singapore to find a new perspective in life.

3 thoughts on “Summer in Seoul – Cheonggyocheon Stream

  1. Visiting Seoul has always been my dream! The beautiful photos you have taken really make me wanna visit even more… I will remember these places you have introduced in your blog when I someday have change to travel there 🙂

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