Don’t know how to go to Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul Korea? Check out the suggestions here to get a better ideas about going to the beautiful and romantic river surrounded with plants in city of Seoul.
Things you may want to know before heading to Cheonggyecheon Stream
- What to do at Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
- Which Subway Line goes to Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
- How to Communicate with a Seoul Taxi Driver to Cheonggyecheon Stream Without Knowing to Speak Korean Language ?
- What are the quick ways to get to Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
Let’s refer the below details to give you more knowledgeable about the beautiful stream and pick one of the methods to go there.
Cheonggyecheon Stream is a nice place for you to take a break, sit down near to the stream and enjoy seeing the colorful lighting along the stream during night-time.
If you are looking for a relaxing place to spend time with your lover, friends and/or family members then this would be nice fit for you.
What to do at Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
Cheonggyecheon Stream is a 10.92 KM long beautiful river surrounded with trees and tall commercial buildings. It is located in the bustling city of Seoul.
There are two renowned bridges cross the stream that you can visit which are Narae Bridge and Gwanggyo Bridge.
Other than this, the narrow river filled with some rocks, fishes and small waterfall that will light up at the night-time.
In addition, the walking path has been constructed and decorated well to allow visitors able to walk along the stream.
There are several stepping stones that come on top of the water which allow you to cross the river and walk to another side of walkway.
So, don’t forget to spend some time have a pleasant walk along the river with your loved ones or your family members.
Moreover, this is a romantic place for you to spend time with your loved ones especially night-time because you can enjoy the colorful light in here.
After visited Dongdaemun Design Plaza and shopped Dongdaemun Wholesale Market, it is a great time for you to find a place to sit back and resting in there.
Thus, Cheonggyecheon Stream is a perfect area to give you relaxing and put your feet up.
In addition, you can bring in some food and sit there to chit chat with your lover, friends or family members and enjoy the flow of the water.
During Korean Lantern festival in November, you will get an opportunity to see many beautiful lantern designs with huge size that light up at night-time and floating on the water.
Best Times to Visit
Evening and Night
Taepyeong-ro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Which Subway Line goes to Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
Wonder which Seoul Subway Line should take to Cheonggyecheon Stream? There are 3 ways to go to Cheonggyecheon Stream by Seoul Subway.
You can take the Subway Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station and then exit 5. Another way is you can take the Seoul Subway Line 1 or 2 to City Hall Station and then exit 4.
Both stations are near to Cheonggye Plaza which is the beginning point of Cheonggyecheon Stream. But Gwanghwamun Station is nearer to Cheonggye Plaza compared to City Hall Station.
Other than this, you may ride the Subway Line 1 to Jonggak Station and then exit 5. This station is near to the stream but not the beginning point of the stream. So it is required 8 minutes walk to the beginning point of the stream.
Besides that, Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station also near to the Cheonggyecheon Stream but it’s not located at the beginning point of the stream. So you can take Subway Line 1, 3 and 5 and then exit 14 at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station. If you interested to walk to the beginning point of the stream, you need to walk for about 20 minutes to reach there.
|Gwanghwamun||5||5||~ 2 mins Walking|
|City Hall||1, 2||4||~ 6 mins Walking|
|Jonggak||1||5||~ 3 mins Walking|
|Jongno 3(sam)-ga||1, 3 and 5||14||~ 6 mins Walking|
– The estimation of walking duration for Gwanghwamun station and City Hall station are based on the exit of respective stations to the beginning point of the stream.
– The estimation of walking duration for Jonggak station and Jongno 3(sam)-ga station are based on the exit of respective stations to the staircase connected to the middle stream and not the beginning point of the stream.
How to go to Cheonggyecheon Stream from Insadong?
- Take Line 3at Anguk Station [Ogeum direction]
- Transfer to Line 5at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station [Banghwa direction]
- Get off at Gwanghwamun Station and go out exit 5
How to reach Cheonggyecheon Stream from Dongdaemun?
- Grab Line 5at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station [Banghwa direction]
- Stop at Gwanghwamun Station and leave exit 5
How do I get to the Cheonggyecheon Stream from Myeongdong?
- Get Line 2at Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station [Euljiro 3(sam)-ga direction]
- Change to Line 5at Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Station [Banghwa direction]
- Alight at Gwanghwamun Station and take exit 5
The Way Walk to Cheonggyecheon Stream from Gwanghwamun Station
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- Take the Subway to Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5
- Walk to Cheonggyecheon Stream from the Exit 5 of Gwanghwamun Station
The Detailed Guide:
When you come out from the Gwanghwamun Station Exit 5, the light brown building will be on your left-hand side and DUTY FREE building on your right. Then, take a left when you pass the light brown building on your left.
After turned left, you will see a KB Building on the left side which is a tall building with light green color glasses. There is a light brown tall building named as Premier Place on the right side. Additionally, you will see 7 Eleven convenient shop at the downstairs of Premier Place building.
Keep going down the road you will see a Patisserie Cafe on the left and opposite of Patisserie Cafe is Tom N Toms Coffee. When you reach Patisserie Cafe, you will see the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream just at the right of Patisserie Cafe.
So, you can walk down the stream through the staircase.
Guide to Cheonggyecheon Stream from Jonggak Station by Foot
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- Take the Subway to Jonggak Station, Exit 5
- Walk to Cheonggyecheon Stream from the Exit 5 of Jonggak Station
The Detailed Guide:
After Step out from Jonggak Station Exit 5, there is a Bank of China on the right and color of the building is brown. Meanwhile, you will see the World Cafe in the opposite road.
Next, further down the road and then turn right when you reach the first intersection road. At the left corner of the road you will see Olive Young Drug Shop.
Once you turn right, you will see the stream on the left side. There are many buildings located on the right and left of stream. You will see a white building on the left and brown color building on the right. In addition, another white building located on the right after the brown color building.
Again, continue straight ahead until you reach the white building on the right and you will see the KFC at the downstairs of the white building.
The staircase connected to the middle of Cheonggyecheon Stream just in front of KFC.
You need to take around 8 minutes walk to the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream when you choose to stop at Jonggak Station.
Getting to Cheonggyecheon Stream from Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station by Walking
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- Take the Subway to Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station, Exit 14
- Walk to Cheonggyecheon Stream from the Exit 14 of Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station
The Detailed Guide:
When you walk out the Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station Exit 14, you will see Shinhan Bank on your right-hand side. Turn right on after you pass the Shinhan Bank at the right corner.
Then, go straight on and you will pass the Seoul Cinema and GS25 convenient shop on the right side.
As you walk down the road, there is a NSK Shop selling rolling bearings items on the right. After that, you will see Hyundai MOBIS shop selling automotive parts on the right as well. Soon you will find the Cheonggyecheon Stream after pass the Hyundai MOBIS shop.
At the intersection road, turn right and then go straight again.
After turned right, you will discover single-storey shops and then double-storey shops on the right side.
Next, you will see the green color glasses tall building located on the right side. So, continue stay on the right and walk until you reach the green color glasses building which is Hotel Venue G.
The staircase connected to the middle point of Cheonggyecheon Stream just in front of Hotel Venue G.
It takes about 20 minutes walk to the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream if you take an exit at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station.
How to Communicate with a Seoul Taxi Driver to Cheonggyecheon Stream Without Knowing to Speak Korean Language ?
Worry that don’t know how to tell the Seoul Taxi driver about going to Cheonggyecheon Stream because of language communication problem? Don’t worry, you may use the image or google map street view to show the taxi driver about the Cheonggyecheon Stream.
If you are interested to go to the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream then you may show the taxi driver of Cheonggye Plaza in Korean Characters (청계광장) and address (서울특별시 종로구 서린동 14-1) as well.
This may help taxi driver easily to catch the place that you are interested to go through image and Korean Characters.
The reason why to show them for Cheonggye Plaza because it is the situated at the beginning of the Stream.
So that you can stroll along the stream and explore it at the starting point.
Estimated Taxi Fare:
- Insadong to Cheonggye Plaza – 3,000 Won to 4,000 Won
- Dongdaemun Shopping Mall to Cheonggye Plaza – 5,000 Won to 7,000 Won
- Myeongdong Shopping Street to Cheonggye Plaza – 3,000 Won to 4,000 Won
What are the quick ways to get to Cheonggyecheon Stream ?
1. Freestyle Walking Tour with a Local Private Guide
This tour is good for those who want a person to guide them to reach the Cheonggyecheon Stream without wasting time to navigate the subway stations.
By Joining Private Freestyle Walking Tour Guide in Seoul can give you full advantage of controlling your schedule by your own and visit the Cheonggyecheon Stream in your own time.
In addition, the private guided walking tour will bring you to the destination by walking and using public transit like subway and/or bus.
Furthermore, you can get a chance to learn more about the historical stories of Cheonggyecheon Stream and deeper knowledge behind each places that you want to visit under the expert guidance.
Besides that, you may consult them where can taste the famous local foods when you get hungry after visiting the Stream.
If you are shopaholic, you may ask them where is the best place for shopping with cheaper price and how to get there.
Thus, if you concern about time-consuming to learn to use Subway in Seoul but willing for walking and want to get deeper understanding about the interested destinations in Seoul then this private guided walking tour in Seoul will be suitable for you.
2. Seoul Private Car Tour
If you are busy at work and have limited time to plan a solution to go to Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul Private Car Tour can help you save your research time.
The Seoul Privare Car Tour is good for a group of friends and family members who want to visit famous tourist spots in Seoul with less walking and don’t need to find public transport in Seoul.
On the other hand, this tour also nicely fit for family members who will travel to Seoul with their baby, kids and elders.
Moreover, it allows you to sit back and enjoy your journey to the desired places that you wish to go in Seoul.
Other than this, you can get a better view of Seoul city and control own schedule by yourself if pick a car as your transport.
It can be concluded that Cheonggyecheon Stream is a relaxing and romantic place. You can buy some foods and sit near to the river side. At the same time, you can chat with your loved one, friends or family members while enjoying the flow of the water.
On the other hand, you can stroll along the river with your loved one during night-time to enjoy the romantic light and atmosphere.
When Korean Lantern festival in November, there are many lanterns display along the stream to make the surrounding even more vibrant.
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