Tapgol Park – Seoulistic

Tapgol Park

Located on Jongno2-ga, Tapgol Park is Seoul’s first modern park and a short trip here can walk you through the different obstacles that South Korea has faced in its history. Inside the park, you’ll find the Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site, Palgakjeong Pavilion, March First Independence Movement Monument, Statue of Son Byeong-Hee and the Statue of Han Yong-Wun. The park marks the beginning of the independence movement from the Japanese as the Korean Independence Proclamation was read here on March 1st 1919. (March 1st is now a national holiday). A location for several films and historical dramas, Tapgol Park is known as a hangout spot for many elderly men and war veterans. However, if you’re in Insadong, there is no way that you can miss this site rich with so much history.

Operating Hours:
24 hours
Phone Number:
99, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5)