*03 Cheonggyecheon / Jongno

Most Interesting Districts
Sixteen of Seoul's Most Interesting Districts

*To experience the city's ancient history, traditions, cuisine and trendy culture, a visit to these 16 areas is a good place to start.



[ Authorship-Korea Tourism Organization ]

1. Cheonggyecheon (Stream)

This is a 5.84km-long stream flowing from Gwanghwamun to Dongdaemun. It was originally a natural stream, but was covered with asphalt and used as road. Then, in 2005, it was once again changed into an ecological stream after a restoration that took three years. It has attractions including 22 bridges, nine fountains and relics from the Joseon Dynasty recovered during the restoration process.

Gwangtonggyo(Bridge)

A bridge built during the Joseon Dynasty and excavated during the restoration process and recreated.

Jeongjobanchado

A mural that reproduces Jeongjobanchado, a painting of the royal parade of King Jeongjo created by famous artists of Joseon, with 5,120 tiles.

Wall of Hope

A wall made of 20,000 tiles on which the hopes of citizens are written.

Wall of Proposal

A screen through which you can propose to your loved one. Anyone can use it through advance reservation.

Cheonggyecheon Museum

Line 1 Jegi-dong Station, Exit 4 / Line 2 Yongdu Station, Exit 5. Weekdays 09:00-21:00, Weekends 09:00-19:00(Closed on Mondays)

2 Jongmyo(Royal Shrine)

This is a Confucian shrine where memorial tablets for kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty are kept and memorial services are offered. It is the world`s largest remaining single wooden structure built in the 14th century and was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1995. Jongmyojerye, the memorial service offered every May since 1464, is one of the oldest ancestral rites maintained today, and was designated as one of the `Masterpieces of the Oral Tradition and Intangible Heritage of Humanity`by UNESCO in 2001.
Mar.-Sep. 09:00-18:00, Oct.-Feb. 09:00-17:30(Closed on Tuesdays)

3 Tapgol Park

This is a key historic site where 33 representatives of the March 1st Movement of 1919 recited the Korean Declaration of Independence from Jaoan and shouted for independence. In the park, the Ten Storied Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site, The country`s National Treasure No.2, and the Monument of Wongaksa, Treasure No.3, remain as they did in ancient times.
09:00-18:00


Tips
- Stroll along the 12.04km walking path of Cheongyecheon(Stream). It stretches from Gwanghwamun to the Dongdaemun Market area.
- Enjoy the splendid night views of Cheonggyecheon(stream) under brilliant and its 22 bridges.


< Recommendation of Accommodations nearby >

*Hotel
@. Sutton Hotel - www.sutton.co.kr
@. PJ Hotel - www.hotelpj.co.kr
@. Kukdo Hotel - www.hotelkukdo.com
@. YMCA Hotel - www.ymca.or.kr/hotel
@. Doulos Hotel - www.douloshotel.com

*Guesthouse
Khaosan Seoul Insadong - www.khaosan-seoul.com
Kimchee Guesthouse - www.seouldowntown.com
H2O Guesthouse - www.h2oguesthouse.com
Travelers A Hostel - www.travelersa.com
Ciara920 Guesthouse - www.ciara920.com