Cheonggyecheon Stream is a mixture of natural stream and artificial waterway
that carries all the water from Seoul and flows eastward to merge with Jungnangcheon Stream,
where it changes the direction flow westward into the Hangang River.
Over history, Cheonggyecheon Stream underwent major changes—
notably the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project,
which transformed the stream into a major tourist attraction it is today.
It has attracted approximately 190 million tourists from all over Korea and the world
over the span of 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
As a major tourist attraction located conveniently in downtown Seoul,
various festivals are held at and around Cheonggyecheon Stream
with great fanfare—notably the Seoul Lantern Festival,
which has been held for the past 13 years.
This year’s Seoul Lantern Festival was recently held starting on Fri, Nov. 26 until Sun, Dec. 5.
There were many Korean paper lanterns on display, which vary by theme every year,
following this year’s theme of “Forest of healing, the colors of Seoul”
to console citizens worn out and wearied by the pandemic.
If you missed out on the festival, check out the photos below to enjoy a vicarious trip to Cheonggyecheon Stream.
Address: Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul