Seoul, South Korea -- Started the Sunday morning near Hongdae. Nothing beats a strong americano in an energetic city like Seoul. We were in for a treat when we found oursleves on the middle of the Cheonggyecheon stream.
Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.
Narae Bridge, representing a butterfly in flight, and Gwanggyo Bridge, symbolizing the harmony of the past and future, are just two of the more than twenty beautiful bridges that cross the stream. The Rhythmic Wall Stream, lined with fine marble and sculptures, and Palseokdam adorn Cheonggyecheon Stream.
Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisure stroll along the stream. (Source: Official Korea Tourism Organization)
A bunch of students approached us and told us about a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They're UNESCO Youth Ambassadors as well! Fortunately, were an officer in a UNESCO Club in the Philippines (LPU UNESCO) and exchange contacts with them. Talk about earning new friends!