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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
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jae S
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank LASeoulGuy
Reviewed 7 May 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.

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Reviewed 9 March 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 .

1  Thank kenkeh
Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
Reviewed 19 November 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

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 14 October 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.

Thank shri5
Reviewed 19 September 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.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Known as first modern park that was built in Seoul. Nice stop while being in the city or shopping in nearby streets. It has several national treasures and has historical value for Korean. Park is not that big, but its nice

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is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
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