Seoul, South Korea

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a 10.9 km path, part of a major urban renewal project opened in 2005. It’s a great spot to walk or run right through the heart of the city. Much of the path is below the roadway, passing under 22 bridges, making for a tranquil spot among the bustle. The trail starts at the large Cheonggye Plaza, a bustling shopping and nightlife area, and runs east, passing near some of Seoul’s important sites, such as Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, making for a good ‘runseeing tour’.

It is about 3km (2 miles) to Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and about 6km to Yongdu.

The waterfront area has become a popular area for culture and nightlife. Candle Fountain,  features magnificent lighting fixtures and a 4m high, two-tiered waterfall.

Essentials
  • 10.9 km (6.8 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • West: Cheonggye Plaza
  • Subway Line 1 the north, Line 2 to the south

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Brian T
11 months ago

Best to run this in the early mornings as many people walk the path during the day and evening. Depending on which direction you run, you’ll climb about 150ft in elevation over 3 miles.

Essentials
  • 10.9 km (6.8 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • West: Cheonggye Plaza
  • Subway Line 1 the north, Line 2 to the south