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This popular park is commonly called Pagoda Park for its exquisite 15th century marble pagoda.
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Jongno 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Jongno-gu
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

I decided to visit this park as it is near my hotel. For all its rich historical significance, it is also a nice, small park from which to take a breather and quiet walk in the heart of the city. During autumn, it is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Tapgol Park is a lovely, small green space in Insadong. It's good to visit for a quick break when in the area and has a beautiful, interesting ten story stone pagoda.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jae S
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

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 .

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by this park and it took me about 30-45 minutes to walk around the grounds and stop and read the various plaques. The highlights are a well-preserved 15th century Pagoda encased in a protective glass structure, as well as a monument towards the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Not far from my hotel in Seoul, was a public park – Tapgol Park – also known as pagoda park. I found it to be a delightful park that was peaceful. It has the statue of Son Byeong-hee. The park has historical significance treasures like...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This park is thought to have been created in the 1890s. Opened to the public in 1913.Thpark was the strating point of the March First Independence Movement. There is a relief commemorating this event.The park is the site of the Wongaksa Temple.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank shri5
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This park was near where we stayed and also not too far from jongmyo shrine. We walked here during our walkabout of the Jogno neighbourhood. There is a pagoda and monument here. It is just a small park.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Wingofwords
Help with itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi, I will be going on a trip to Seoul and Jeju Island with my family and I'm pretty confused on how to plan it out. We're a family of 4, interested in nature, museums, palaces, traditional culture, and food. I'm personally very interested in shopping (ahem stationary and little pouches and bags (ex. Ithinkso) and ipad mini cases and ahem). My brother is interested in cars and my dad is extremely interested in traditional things and nature. Our family has 2 people in their 50s, my brother and...More
February 15, 2013|
Response fromdebb199|
My thoughts... If you stay in Jeju for 2-3 days that leaves you 4-5 days in Seoul. I can't comment on whether it's better to go to Jeju at the start or the end of your trip, I think that's your own personal preference! I would group sightseeing in Seoul by area. Nami Island is at least a half day trip in itself. eg 1 day: Gwanghwamun - Gyeongbokgung Palace - Bukchon Hanok Village and/or Samcheondong - Insadong - Tapgol Park. 1 day: Myeongdong - N Seoul Tower/Namsan Park -...More
Angela M
Metro Manila, Philippines
7 days in Seoul (13 Replies)
HI All, Just want to share my initial itinerary for my trip on September, here as follows: Day 01: Bukchon Hanok Village Unhyeongung Palace Changdeokung Palace Secret Garden Gyeongbokgung East Gate Parking Lot Cheong Wa Dae Gyeongbokgung Palace Gwanghwamun Gate Jongmyo Shrine Tapgol Park Cheonggyecheon Stream Insa-dong Day 02: Lotte Department Store Deoksugung Palace Seoul Museum of Art Seoul Plaza Namdaemun Market Myeongdong Namsan Cable Car station N Seoul Tower...More
August 22, 2015|
Response fromhland1985|
Your itinerary looks great. I am not sure if you will be able to visit all for Day 1 and Day 2 except you do it fast like 30-60 min at each place. Most of the palaces are the same. You can keep it like this, but when you are there and no time for all, you can drop some palaces. On Day 3, if you visit everland, I am sure it will take at least half day. The same for Lotte World except if you just wanna take pictures there.
Marsya_tron
Singapore
Nami Island; ITX vs Shuttle bus (5 Replies)
Hi, Just need your input- We will be setting off from Hongik Uni Station. Hongik Uni -> Yongsan (10 mins and no transfer) as opposed to Hongik Uni -> Jongno3(Sam) ga station (19mins with a transfer @ City Hall). The ITX from Yongsan to Gapyeong takes only 40mins I heard while the shuttle bus from Tapgol Park will take around 1 hr 45 mins. My hubby and I will be bringing our 2 children (2 and 7 yrs old) who will get bored easily on long bus journeys. Ive read up on both ways...More
February 08, 2016|
Response fromLotsum|
I read shuttle bus takes 1 to 1.5 hours but guess it's always the traffic that gets in the way. The time difference may be due to where they drop you off. The train stop's located about 2km away, 20-min walk whereas the shuttle bus drops you at the parking lot.