After a brief stroll on the main street of Insa-dong, we hopped on our Seoul City Tour bus to go to the last sightseeing stop of the tour, Cheonggyecheon. Cheonggyecheon is an 8.4 km-long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. This was an urban renewal project that changed an eyesore scenery in the city into a beautiful public park with nice landscaping.

We only had few minutes to take a look at part of Cheonggyecheon. It was quite nice to see the park among the highrise buildings, and hear the sound of water flowing from the stream. There was a walking path along the stream, and the wall along the side of the path was decorated with murals that depicted scenes from Korean history.

The photo below was taken from the steps down to the walking path from one of the streets that cross over the stream. You can see some of the landscaping done on the stream. It seems to be a nice place to stroll and retreat momentarily from the hustle and bustle of the city. I think for photographers coming to the city, this might be one of those nice urban places for shooting photographs.


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