Cheonggyecheon Seul Downtown
2012-02-12 16:30:22 / modified: 2012-02-12 19:30:48
Cheonggyecheon is a modern waterfront in downtown Seoul. It was developed as a massive urban renewal project, which utilized a stream that was covered before by the infrastructure and used for a public recreation space.
The traditional heart of Seoul is the site of the old city of the Joseon Dynasty. This is where you will find most palaces, government offices, corporate offices, hotels and traditional markets in urban areas. The whole valley is in the Cheonggyecheon (???). Stream flows through it, that today a large part of its course flows underground canal and flows into Han River. The northern part of the center is Mount Bukhan and south to Namsan (called South Mountain). South of downtown residential areas lie Yongsan-gu and Mapo-gu and Han River.