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  • Cheonggyecheon Stream

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    Cheonggyecheon Stream is a mixture of natural stream and artificial waterway
    that carries all the water from Seoul and flows eastward to merge with Jungnangcheon Stream,
    where it changes the direction flow westward into the Hangang River.

    Over history, Cheonggyecheon Stream underwent major changes—
    notably the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project,
    which transformed the stream into a major tourist attraction it is today.
    It has attracted approximately 190 million tourists from all over Korea and the world
    over the span of 10 years from 2005 to 2015.

    As a major tourist attraction located conveniently in downtown Seoul,
    various festivals are held at and around Cheonggyecheon Stream
    with great fanfare—notably the Seoul Lantern Festival,
    which has been held for the past 13 years.

    This year’s Seoul Lantern Festival was recently held starting on Fri, Nov. 26 until Sun, Dec. 5.
    There were many Korean paper lanterns on display, which vary by theme every year,
    following this year’s theme of “Forest of healing, the colors of Seoul”
    to console citizens worn out and wearied by the pandemic.

    If you missed out on the festival, check out the photos below to enjoy a vicarious trip to Cheonggyecheon Stream.

    Address: Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Visitors viewing various installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Visitors viewing lotus flower installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Visitors taking photos of installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Brightly lit lotus flower installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Street view of installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Nighttime exhibition of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Daytime exhibition of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Visitors passing by a mural along the trail of Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Visitors taking an evening stroll down Cheonggyecheon Stream

    A red-crowned crane captured standing still in Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Trees and reeds seen from the running water of Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Stores across the street from Cheonggyecheon Stream

    A couple enjoying Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Happy children installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream

    An array of installations of Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheonggyecheon Stream