In the heart of Seoul lies a stream welcoming the citizens of Seoul and the tourists from all around the world to witness its peaceful yet mesmerizing beauty at its full glory. The Cheonggyecheon stream is a public place that offers people to take a breather from their hectic life and have a peaceful walk down the steam.
Seoul Lantern Festival
Hundreds and thousands of lanterns lighting up the night would be something you would expect to see in a drama or perhaps a movie. But if you’re visiting Cheonggyecheon specifically in the month of November then you can very well expect to see hundreds of beautiful lanterns as you walk down the beautiful stream.
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The festival usually displays the rich culture and history of Seoul through various characters of Korean folk and tales.
Leave it to Cheonggyecheon to brighten up your Christmas eve. The Christmas celebrations at Cheonggyecheon aims to bring the spirit of Christmas shine (quite literally) through various of its unique attractions. From large decorated Christmas trees to hundreds of dazzling LED lights decorated throughout the water stream, you won’t find a dull moment within the vicinity of Cheonggyecheon.
Things To Do And Attractions To Find At Cheonggyecheon
Interested in taking a stroll down the Cheonggyecheon water stream? Here are things you can do and attractions you can look forward to at your destination.
The candle fountain can be found near the entrance of Cheonggyecheon and if you really look forward to seeing the candle fountain in its full glory then I recommend you to visit at night. This beautiful fountain boasts its two different layers of waterfall synchronized with 3 different lights.
This particular well is no ordinary well. Why you may ask? Well! (no pun intended)that’s because Palseokdam is a wishing well. All you need to do is toss a coin in the well and make a wish. What also makes this pond so unique is the fact that it’s built using stones from 8 provinces of Korea.
A little heads up: You may need an extra coin or two because tossing the coin in Palseokdam well isn’t as easy as it sounds.
By the way, if you are in Seoul during the pandemic, check out this guide on how to spend your life in Seoul during the quarantine.
This museum is a delightful feast to the eye. Cheonggyecheon museum is based on 6 floors with glass exterior, designed to imitate the water of the steam. The museum displays the history of Seoul before the beautification and restoration of the Cheonggyecheon stream took place.
How To Visit The Cheonggyecheon Water Stream?
How To Reach Cheonggyecheon?
If you want to make your way to Cheonggyecheon then the Seoul Subway line has 3 routes that can help you reach your destination.
- You can make your way to subway line 5 which will lead towards Gwanghwamun Station, from there you can make an exit from Exit 5.
- Another way to reach Cheonggyecheon is to hop on the subway line 1 or 2. This will take you to the City Hall Station from where you can make an exit at Exit 4
- You can also take subway line 1 and make your way to Jonggak Station and make an exit from Exit 5. This particular route will take you near the steam however, there’s an 8-minute walk ahead of you if you want to reach the beginning point of the steam.
Address: 1 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea