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Tapgol Park, established in 1897 at the urging of a British advisor, is home to a great pagoda that is buried behind an ugly glass wall that really limits photo opportunities. The pagoda was once part of a 15th Century Buddhist Temple in the area. The park was opened to the public in 1920 and is a popular area for old people.
This park is where the 1 March 1919 Independence movement against the Japanese occupiers began when a declaration of independence was read aloud. Due to its revolutionary history, it is also the home to occasional demonstrations.
Today the park's attractions include the pagoda, a relief carving of Korean patriots, the independence monument, and a pavilion built as a symbolic replica of the long-gone Buddhist temple.
Address: 97 Jongno-gil, Seoul
Directions: Near the southern end of Insadong, at Jongno-2-ga Station
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