2005 marked the completion of a nine hundred million dollar project to revert the Cheonggye Stream from a covered sewage passage back to its original state. To do so, it was newly paved and water pumped in from Jayang.
Towards the park's northern end stand the remains of Dongdaemun Stadium and one of Seoul's oldest traditional street markets.
In 2008 a portion of the market, which had been relocated to the stadium as part of the Cheonggyecheon renovation project, was being shut down.
"Cheonggye" means, "clear valley water" in Korean.
Part of Ross Lipman's experimental documentary compilation, "the perfect heart of flux," also available for distribution through CFMDC.