One of Seoul’s most ambitious revitalization projects of the past several decades has been to transform the Cheonggyecheon stream into one of the city’s best outdoor pedestrian areas. Cheonggyecheon, a small stream passing through downtown Seoul, was restored in 2005 to give the city a desperately needed outdoor area. The project included the installation of extensive walking paths, 22 bridges, a large central fountain and several murals and art installations featuring the work of local artists. The stream now stretches nearly 7 miles (11 kilometers), so you’ll usually be able to find a place to sit and relax.

In a city that was once largely devoid of natural spaces, Cheonggyecheon is one of the best places in Seoul for walking, people watching or simply taking a break from a walking tour of the surrounding historic district. During the summers, the city hosts cultural festivals and concerts as part of the Cheonggyecheon Cultural Festival. The waters of the Cheonggyecheon stream light up each night, and the city adorns the trees with thousands of lights come Christmas time.

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Dark Side of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Korea's only ghost tour! This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a tour down the dark alleys of Seoul's forgotten ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.00

4-Hour Leisure Night and Street Food Tasting Tour in Seoul

Enjoy a 4-hour Seoul leisure night and Korean street food tasting tour. Visit several beautiful scenic areas with lots of bright lights, making them some of ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

Soul of Seoul Small-Group Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Discover the history, culture and food of Seoul on a walking tour of this bustling metropolis. Journey back to the past and visit historic landmarks like  ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.00

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