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Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park), Seoul: 13 reviews and 33 photos

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
Phone: +82-2-731-0534
Website: http://m.visitseoul.net/en/m/article/article.do?_method=view&m=1003001002024&p=&menu=0004003002017&art_id=267

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  • Updated May 4, 2013
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