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Korean Bell of Friendship

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Address: 3601 S Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-6969
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A huge bell given to the US as a bi-centennial gift and as a commemoration...

A huge bell given to the US as a bi-centennial gift and as a commemoration of veterans of the Korean War

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Really cute

This is a really cute attraction but besides looking at it there isn't much else to do. I would recommend seeing it though. There is a lot of detail in it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle B
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cute attraction but besides looking at it there isn't much else to do. I would recommend seeing it though. There is a lot of detail in it.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't usually hear about this as one of the things to do in the LA area, but it is definitely worth visiting. The architecture of the bell and pagoda is amazing and very detailed. It was built by a couple Korean engineers in the traditional style. You also get amazing views of the ocean from this point.

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Thank worldtraveler267
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

It is not exactly central to Hollywood or other tourist areas of Los Angeles. If you have a car and are looking for interesting things to see, by all means this is worth a look. The views are wonderful and there is something calming and humbling about the friendship bell.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Nice point of interest to stop and take a few pictures of if you're in the area. We enjoyed the bell and the views from atop the hill.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

This almost hidden gem is free and a beautiful stop. We went on a clear morning after lots of rain. The view was outstanding, we could see every detail of Catalina Island. The Korean Bell and the structure housing it have stunning workmanship.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

The scenic panorama looking west down the coast is fantastic. Turn to the east and you have an unbelievable view of LA harbour, Long Beach and the LA Yacht club. Outstanding. Walking around and taking in the grandeur of the Bell of Friendship is something else. The colours 'explode' at sunset so if you can, arrive an hour before the... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

The Korean Friendship Bell was a gift from the Republic of Korea commemorating the USA bicentennial and the friendship between our countries. It is a very large brass bell in an ornamental stone enclosure. It is located in Angel's Gate Park with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Walking the grounds was both pleasant and peaceful!

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

if you happen to be down in long beach already stop buy but by no means make a trip just for this, its open very late so I went after dark and its well lit. pretty building around the bell very large, you can hear the ocean waves form here.

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Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I have visited this place since I was 16, I visit at least once a year, deiced to give it the 5 star rating it deserves. On a clear and sunny day you can see all the way to Catalina island. Simply an awesome view, good place to fly kites, lay on the grass, take photos.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

been here before and we (family) decided to drive around san pedro and to this beautiful Korean Bell Of Friendship.. run around with the wind & feel the freedom - friendship. . .

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