Thursday, February 16, 2017

Korea: Cheonggyecheon

Cheonggyecheon is a revived natural stream that runs for 10+ kilometers through Seoul.

In February, it's still quite cold in Seoul, so you can see ice clinging to the rocks in the stream.

There are various art projects alongside the stream. This is a mural of a royal procession in 1795 of King Jeongjo, the 22nd Joseon dynasty king. This was to commemorate what would have been his father's 60th birthday. His father, the crown prince Sado, was never king, because he was executed by his own father, King Sunjo.

This is the west end of the stream, in the late afternoon.

The west end leads to Cheonggye Plaza, which includes this selfie-friendly rainbow under the last walkway over the stream.

The plaza has a waterfall that is lit up at night.

Here's the waterfall by day.

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