Cheonggyecheon River in South Korea – Best restored river in the world, possibly

Visited this great river located in Seoul, South Korea. While Korean movies like “The Host” may have had a river monster, you won’t have to worry about one here.

To me, this is one of the great man-made rivers. It’s not the Panama Canal of any sorts but to build a project to renovate a dirty river that was filled up in the past and turn it into a tourist designation is a beautiful project indeed.

It is a great place to have a little exercise or go on a date with your loved one. I am amazed at how clean they keep the area. No graffiti, no trash floating down the river, etc… This video was shot in 2006.

The mayor of Seoul did this urban renovation which was not looked happily upon by the citizens as it costed the government some serious cash. After the renovation, people flock to this renovated river for recreation.

Several Korean films and music videos have been shot here.

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