Tapgol Park
Tapgol Park
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This popular park is commonly called Pagoda Park for its exquisite 15th century marble pagoda.
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Luv_ Rachmaninoff_No2
Irvine, CA72 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
This park is located close to Insadong near Jongro-3ga subway exit 1 or 5. It’s a peaceful park to take a walk if you want to take a break from sightseeing & the sun. It’s nice to drop by if you happened to be in the area (vs. making a special trip just for the park). The park has beautiful trees, which look like giant bonsai, as well as a pagoda & many gates.
Written July 26, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,980 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I came across this small public park while walking the streets of Seoul. It contains a collection of pieces, some dating back to the 15th century, when it was known as the Wongaksa temple.
Written September 2, 2022
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LASeoulGuy
Seoul, South Korea1,185 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
History:
This park has some historical significance as others have mentioned already. It’s the first modern park that was established in Seoul. A 15th century 10-story pagoda is encased in glass but it’s not easy to get a great picture of. There are also monuments that signify Korea’s Declaration of Independence from Japan in 1919.

Evaluation: It’s a very small park. I spent about 30 minutes here and that was enough. Many older men come here to relax. If you’re going to Insadong, you can stop here since it’s close to there. If not, you don’t need to bother.

Location: Jongno-3-ga Station, Exit 1
Written August 24, 2018
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Jae S
Plano, TX12 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Finally got a chance to visit where my grandfather participated in the March 1st 1919 Independence Movement. This location is an important part of Korean history and its struggles with Japanese occupation.
Written November 4, 2018
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JHL
Seoul, South Korea8,836 contributions
May 2023
This is a historic small park on Jongnodaero Avenue. Good to spend 10~20 min and take a rest if travelers have spare time because there's no resting areas nearby.
The pagoda inside is one of the top national treasures. Even many locals don't know that.
It's a popular spot for seniors. For that, other generations tend to get away with it. But, that doesn't mean it's dirty or dangerous.
Written May 27, 2023
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Ozan Karahan
Krakow, Poland1,560 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
Nothing very special with this place but just quiet and small park with some history in it. Worth to visit in case you are near by chance.
Written May 7, 2018
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kenkeh
Subang Jaya, Malaysia2,876 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
It's just 10 minutes walking distance from Makers hotel where we stayed to this park , we arrive around 9am to catch a bus from here to Nami island , it's a small park with Korean gazebo , bush & trees .
Written March 9, 2018
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Robert W
Sydney, Australia3,329 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
Tapgol Park is a small, intimate park in central Jongno-gu in Seoul.
It is laid out around a central pagoda with other historic ruins including one of the earliest temples, the National Relic No 2, the Wongaksa Temple built in the reign of King Sejo around the 1460s.
Plenty of old men sit around the park talking, smoking and passing the time of day.
I was the only Westerner wandering around one mid-morning.
There is a great series of carbon or iron motives around the park depicting the reading of the Proclamation of Independence in 1919 with Korean patriots pursuing their dream of independence.
Worth a visit.
Written October 28, 2015
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Karen G
Forest Falls, CA7 contributions
Feb 2012 • Solo
My first venture to the park was accidental, and magical. I got off the subway and started walking. Older men sat throughout the park playing a board game with black and white markers. Restaurant owners had big flat pans of salted cabbage (for making KimChi) just sitting on the sidewalk, and jewelers were in shops all around doing traditional knotting. I am 63, and several old men came up to me and asked, in English if I was American. When I said yes they each then proceeded to thank me for the contribution the US made to help Koreans in the war. Very touching. I had a friend visit from the states, took her there, and she had the same experience. I think Americans always have to remember they are in a foreign country, and to use common sense about walking alone at night. This park, tho, is not to be missed.
Written January 27, 2013
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gxmccull
Ayr, UK784 contributions
Tapgol Park unfortunately is well frequented by Korean OAP's often drunk on Sujo or rice wine, often fighting with each other...... definately not an enjoyable place to walk through!
Written January 22, 2012
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