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Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천)
Moving a casual stroll from the friend zone into couple dating territory can be as simple as taking someone's hand and smiling...except we all know it's actually not that 'simple' - it's terrifying. That said, with a bit of preparation, it's easy to set the right (=romantic) tone that will help you out in your romancing endeavours. As human beings, we walk around a lot whether it's walking to and from work or the shops but generally, when we walk it's with a purpose. It has a destination. On a date, the importance should be placed on the walking. It's not about the destination, it's about the journey you take together to get to the destination - even if that destination is just a cafe 20 minutes away - it's an opportunity to get to know each other better. Cheonggyecheon Stream is a great place to walk. Passing through the old city centre, it's a perfect end to a date at one of the palaces or in Insadong. Popular with city residents and tourists alike, a walk along this three and a half mile stream is almost as good as a spa for clearing one's mind or getting to better know your date. Personally, I'd recommend taking a walk down here in the evenings after dinner or a date at one of the palaces. In the daytime it's quite packed with tourists - especially in the summer - but in the evening it quietens down quite a bit. Unsurprisingly, it's also a big hit with Korean couples - one of my friends joked about seeing more couples walking along the stream than in Central Park in New York (!) - so maybe your date will take the hint?!. Most importantly, the darkness just gives it a much more romantic feel ^^. Happy walking! Costs Involved : None Location: The starting point of the stream is at the Cheonggye Plaza in Sejong-ro. Cheonggyecheonro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Directions: Travel by underground to City Hall Station (Lines 1 & 2) and take Exit 4 then walk 250m north to Cheonggye Plaza Or travel by underground to Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5) and take Exit 5 then walk 100m south to Cheonggye Plaza Bear in mind the Line 1 runs along much of the stream’s north bank from City Hall Station to Sinseol-dong Station so if you get tired, it's easy to just pop on the underground. Website: http://www.cheonggyecheon.or.kr/ For More Information: +82 2 2290 7111
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This sort of reminds me of the canals around Venice Beach but much much nicer. This would be cool to visit one day.
3 years ago·Reply
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@pipeline "much, much nicer" haha - true and yes, much much nicer!!
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