Day 9 of 15 (Part 3)

From the Traditional Street of Insa-dong we take a stroll along the walking path to Cheonggyecheon that actually stretches from Gwanghamun up to Dongdaemun. This restored stream was opened to public last September 2005 and became popular not only to local residents but among tourists as well. Its restoration means a lot to Seoul causing some issues and stir before its implementation but all in all it is well loved by its citizen since this provide a quick escape and a natural oasis within the city.

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One of my fave shots using my old but trusty Canon G12

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Maps are scattered in Seoul to Help both tourists and locals in navigating the area with ease.

map-point Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheonggye Plaza (청계천 & 청계광장)

This is actually my second time here and the place never disappoints me, its free of course since its a public ecological stream. This area is also the perfect place to be if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Like I said earlier it’s a restored natural oasis—a landmark in Seoul that stretches from Gwanghamun to Dongdaemun.

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Playing with Jing geom da ri or stone walkway

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One of my fave things to do here is to make a wish! Yup by throwing a coin inside the mini well.

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And of course, my boo will never leave the place without trying!

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You’ve got to step on this, throw a coin and make a wish!

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Make sure to hit the center!

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Everyone wants to try their chances.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

 Location Taepyeong-ro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

 By Subway Cheonggye Plaza

  • Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5
  • City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 4

 By Bus

  • Take any bus bound to Gwanghwamun or Jongno.

 TRAVEL101 Best time to visit? At night when the 22 bridges shine under fantastic lighting. The Seoul lantern festival is held here for two weeks in November featuring thousands of Lanterns along the stream.

map-point City Hall & Seoul Plaza

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City Hall is located in the heart of Seoul which is founded in 1926 in a renaissance style building. This has been a government building since then which is in charge of the administrative affairs of the City. Iconic and a landmark itself. Adjacent to it is the famous Seoul Plaza which is a favorite place for events like concert, fair even night market.

When you visit during Summer, you can see children playing with fountains and people on top of the grassy plaza. In winter, you can rent a skating shoes and skates here for a minimal fee. Cheap compared to the usual skating rink rental in the country. This is also a fave shooting location for Kdramas.

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I love to skate since I was a kid… But we end up just watching these people and take photos instead.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

 Location 110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

 By Subway
City Hall Station (Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 5.

 TRAVEL101 Best time to visit—during winter or Christmas Season when they set up a skating rink for minimal fee.

Hope you enjoy the mini-tour and again, Happy Reading 🙂 If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to use the comment area below. 💋