Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cheong gye cheon...a place to have a nice walk..!

This place is one kind of place where I love to walk again and again with fren and alone too .Cheonggyecheon is a 5.8 km creek flowing west to east through downtown Seoul, and then meeting Jungnangcheon, which in turn connects to the Hangang river and empties into the Yellow Sea.





The stream was named Gaecheon (open stream) after the first refurbishment project to construct a drainage system during the Joseon Dynasty.But Gacheon renamed to Cheonggyecheon, its current name, during the Japanese colonial period. During this time.In July 2003, then-Seoul mayor, current President Lee Myung-Bak initiated a project to remove the elevated highway and restore the stream.






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