After being remodeled from a decrepit highway into what now is the most popular walking route in central Seoul – Cheonggyecheon Stream, - Cheonggye Plaza, marking the beginning of the stream, has become a center of art, culture and urban lifestyle, featuring a 20-meter high conch-shaped statue and a colorful waterfall. The Spring Stature (the Conch), designed by Scandinavian artists to commemorate the completion of Cheonggyechon project, is meant to symbolize the rebirth of Seoul and the beginning of its new era of responsible urbanization. The conch shape resembles a traditional Korean pagoda, while the bright blue and red colors represent the "unity of opposites" in people and nature.
The plaza also includes a miniature model of Cheonggyecheon Stream where visitors can learn more about its historical and architectural peculiarities, as well as get information on walking courses and nearby sights. Cheonggye Plaza is a pedestrian-only zone during holidays, providing a quiet and peaceful space to relax and enjoy the fountains, stream, and art installations scattered around.
Many major festivals take place at this part of the stream, including the Lotus Lantern Festival in the spring and the Light Festival in autumn. In winter, Cheonggye Plaza is one of the best places to feel the holiday spirit and take pictures with the brightly decorated Christmas tree and other decorations dotted around the plaza.
|Company Name||Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)|
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148 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)
Take Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station and go out Exit 5. Cheonggye Plaza is located directly in front, across the street. Take Lines 1 or 2 to City Hall Station and go out Exit 4. -> Walk straight about 180 meters. Cheonggye Plaza will be on your right.