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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 23 May 2018

Located in Seoul, South Korea Tapgol park has some historical value. Nice place to relax. Not open 24 hours.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
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 .

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 20 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 15 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

Thank AbuSada2017
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It was a very small park. Good for resting tired feet and toilet break. The most significant artifact is the old pagoda. Very well preserved.

Thank Companion4thejourney
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Small and famous park close to Insadong, in front of the Alive Museum. Quiet and good to relax and take pictures.

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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