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Cheonggyecheon (Stream)

Cheonggyecheon

It is 10.84km in length and the gross area is 59.83㎢. All water of Seoul basin that is surrounded by Mt. Buak, Mt, Inwang, and Mt. Nam flows toward east and then is merged around the Salgoji Bridge out of Wansimni area with Jungnangcheon (stream). This stream flows toward west and eventually enters the Han River.

The Cheonggyecheon Restoration project of the Seoul Metropolitan Government that began from July 2003 reaches throughout 5.8km from the building of the Dong-A Ilbo in Gwanghwamun to Shindap Railroad Bridge in Seongdong-gu. Upon the construction completion on October 1, 2005 for 2 years, various historical relics including the Banchado of King Jeongjo (tile painting and Cheonggye prominent landmark No.3) are restored focusing on a total of 22 bridges along the Cheonggyecheon. As for the major bridges, there are Mojeon Bridge, Gwangtong Bridge, Jangtong Bridge, Budeul Bridge, and Dumul Bridge.

Operation hours of facilities at Cheonggyecheon

  • Jan. 1 ~ Dec. 31 : 24-hour operation of Cheonggye Falls
  • Mar. 1 ~ Nov. 30 : Digital canvas from 19:00 to 21:00
    (operation for 8 minutes and break for 22 minutes for every 30 minutes / operation five times a day * Operation 20:00 ~ 22:00 from May to September)
  • Apr. 1 ~ Nov. 15 : Water fountain at the stream starting point from 09:00 to 21:00 (operation for 50 minutes and break for 10 minutes for every hour)
  • Apr. 1 ~ Oct. 31 : 24-hour operation of Samgakdong water screen
  • May 1 ~ Sep. 30 : Okryucheon from 09:00 to 21:00
    (operation for 50 minutes and break for 10 minutes for every hour / Break at peak-hour: 11:00 ~ 12:00, 14:00 ~17:00)
  • Mar. 1 ~ Nov. 15 : Stream in Junghakcheon from 08:00 to 21:00
    (* Fountain out of service: High elevation fountain at Seungyo, Seun Falls, program fountain at Ogansugyo, Ogansumun, rhythm l stream wall, tunnel fountain)

Facility overview

General information of Cheonggyecheon

  • Restore length

    5.84km

  • Hiking trail

    5.84km

  • Lighting:

    9,043 lights

  • Plants

    2,838,000 species

  • Daily water discharge

    40,000㎥

Total 12 water fountains including sculptures

  • Wall-mounted fountain (6 places) : Cheonggye Falls, Samgakdong water screen, Okryucheon, Seun Falls, Ogansumun, rhythm l stream wall
  • High elevation fountain (4 places) : Stream starting point, Seungyo, Ogansugyo, and Wall of Proposal
  • Tunnel fountain (1 place) : Biudanggyo
  • Digital canvas fog fountain (1 place) : Gwanggyo

Information on landscape facility

Information on landscape facility
Green gardening

Area of greenbelt: 252,000㎡

  • Street tree : 1,439 finge trees
  • Forest tree : 1,235 trees from 22 kinds including silk trees
  • Shrub : 154,805 items from 32 kinds including bridal wreath
  • Flower and plant : 2.499 millions of species from 82 kinds including ditch reed
  • Vine : 183,112 items from 16 kinds including Korean wild grapes
  • 9,937m2 of grass field
Revetment facility(17.2km)
  • Low flow revetment : 12,510m including wooden and stone protection
  • High flow revetment : 41,889m2 including wall decoration with stone (35,108m2 for high flow and 6,781m2 for low flow)
Cultural facility

Event wall painting at 10 places

(Juncheonsa, Banchado of King Jeongjo, Wall of Culture, calligraphy of King Yeongjo, Juncheonga, Ogansumun (Watergate) & Juncheondo, Saedong wall, Wall of Hope, nameplate of the construction participants, greetings for welcoming new water, and old look of Cheonggyecheon)>

Pavement of the hiking trails
  • Hardening soil : 21,347㎡
  • stone/block : 17,885㎡
  • permeable concrete : 9,972㎡
  • color-patterned concrete : 6,895㎡
  • seepage block : 1,742㎡
Water-friendly facility
  • Waterside deck : 15 places
  • observatory deck around the stream : 56 places
  • stepping-stone : 25 places
Wildlife habitat
  • Decoration with big-sized stones : 69 places
  • placement of big-sized stones : 117 places
  • stone mound : 5 places
  • fish shelter : 7 places
  • fish way : 3 places (W=5m, L=25.5m)
  • eco marsh : 1 place (2,100㎡)
  • artificial floating island : 1 place (42㎡)
Resting and information facility
  • Chair : 190 places
  • sitting wall : 1 place
  • trash can : 21 places
  • information sign : 58 places
  • signboard : 52 places
  • facility sign : 69 places
  • restroom sign : 49 places
  • warning sign : 231 places
  • entrance sign : 23 places
Irrigation facility
  • 1,439 places for drip-watering
  • 393 places for QC valve
Other facility
  • 1 place of ecology class (Majang 2-gyo)
  • 1 place for bicycle rental (Majang 2-gyo)
  • 2 places of Tourism Infomraiton Center (Cheonggye Square /Ogansugyo)

22 bridges

bridges

  • 1Mojeongyo
  • 2Gwangtonggyo
  • 3Gwanggyo
  • 4Jangtonggyo
  • 5Samilgyo
  • 6Supyogyo
  • 7Gwansugyo
  • 8Seungyo
  • 9Baeogaedari
  • 10Saebyeokdari
  • 11Majeongyo
  • 12Naraegyo
  • 13Beodeuldari
  • 14Ogansugyo
  • 15Malgeunnaedari
  • 16Dasangyo
  • 17Yeongdogyo
  • 18Hwanghakgyo
  • 19Biudanggyo
  • 20Muhakgyo
  • 21Sumuldari
  • 22Gosanjagyo

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