Tour Code : M14-H1-7
Tour Price : 15,000 KRW
Lead Time : 3HOURS
Starting No. : Min. 2pax
Meeting Time : 08:45
Course : Cheonggye Square→ Gwangtong bridge→ Samil bridge→ Supo bridge→ Dawn bridge→ Ogan bridge→ Dongdaemun Design Palaza
⊙ What kind of place is Cheonggyecheon stream?
The original name of Cheonggyecheon stream was ‘Gaecheon’. This stream flows to the East gathering together water from Mt Bukaksan, Mt Inwangsan and Mt Namsan and then to Han River after becoming one with Jooryangcheon stream at Salgoji Bridge, outside of Wangshiri.
Cheonggyecheon stream was a natural river in early Joseon Dynasty, if flooded it was full of dirt because of wastewater. The 3rd King Taejong started a size-work with an open channel construction. Then, King Yeongjo carried out the real stream work. This work made the flow of Cheonggyecheon stream straight.
This work was continued during the era of King Sunjo and King Gojong. There were 24 bridges like Supyo Bridge, Ogansu Bridge, Kwang Bridge, Yeongmi Bridge, Gawnsu Bridge,etc along the stream. The name was changed to Cheonggyecheon stream during the Japanese colonial era after losing the sovereignty of the nation. The length of Cheonggyecheon stream is 10.84 km.
◈ Tour of Cheonggyecheon stream in advance
Dongdaemun Station, Line 1(assemble) → Naksan Park, Castle gallery→ Naksan castle road → Dongsomun(Hyehwamun) → Daehakro(dissolution)
There are many views and funny stories about Cheonggecheon stream. We meet Stone Bridges containing many historical stories walking along Cheonggyecheon stream like Kawangtong Bridge’s story, which is Taejong Lee Bang-Won made people walk on stone material like Byeongpungseok Stone from Queen’s comb, Jeongreung because he disliked Queen Shindeok. Mrs Kang of King Sejong Lee Seung-Ge, the story of Jang Hee-Bin and Sukjong and Neunhaeng Banjado of Great King Jeongjo.
Especially, Neunhaeng Banjado of Great King Jeongjo was painted during a ceremony parade of the 22th Joseon King Jeongjo with Hyegyeonggung Hong going to Hwaseong(now, Suwon) for cerebrating his deceased dad, Crown Prince Sado’s 60th birthday in 1795 and by Kim Hong-Do, Kim Deuk-Shin and Lee In-Mun, the best painters at that time. It is evaluated as valuable reference to know a formality of marches and culture of royal court like costumes, clothes and composition of band because it was drawn up of 1,779 members of marches and 779 horses.
▲ Chenggyecheon Stream
▲Dongdaemun Design Palaza
Terms & Conditions
• Included : guide service
accomodation(twin bed room), meals(2 times)
• Reservation will be completed with a full payment
• Cancellation Policy
Two days before tour : no cancellation fee
A day before the tour : 50%
On tour day. : 100%