Originally built as an urban industrialization project, the Cheonggyecheon, which is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty, was praised as a major success in urban renewal and beautification and a center of cultural and economic activities. Was once a stream which was later on developed to an elevated highway, but then recreated to restore its original form later in 2003, the beauty of Cheonggyecheon is undeniably dazzling! There’s no wonder why love birds would love to flock around here for evening dates and relaxation walks by the serenely running stream. There are small waterfalls that are run with LED lights when evening closes in, and some visitors would love to dip their feet in the quietly flowing stream. The stream begins from a popular cultural arts venue, the Cheonggye Plaza, and passes under a total of 22 bridges before flowing into the River Hangang. The Cheonggyecheon Museum houses the Cheonggyecheon history where visitors can learn about the many changes that the stream have experienced before it finally gained its present popularity and beauty; including being buried underground and being restored. The Cheonggyecheon history is told with the aid of a scale-model and period photographs.
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