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Tapgol Park (탑골공원)

  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
  • Tapgol Park (탑골공원)
Address
99, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 종로 99 (종로2가)
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2148-2843
Homepage
parks.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese,
Spanish, French)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Tapgol Park is the first modern park to be built in Seoul, and it was originally built as a temple site to house Wongaksa Temple during the 13th year of the Joseon Dynasty. However, the temple was destroyed under the reign of Yeonsangun and remained closed until 1897, when the provincial advisor, Englishman named John Mcleavy Brown, made a proposal to renovate the site into a park. The park contains several national treasures, including Wongaksaji Sipcheungseoktap Pagoda (Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site) and Wongaksabi Stele, and Palgakjeong Pavilion, where the Independence Proclamation was first declared; the independence movement relief plate; and the statue of Son Byeong-hee. The park is of great historical value and national spirit as it was the starting point of the March 1 Independence Movement.

    Current Status
    Tapgol Park: Historical site No.354 (designated Oct. 25, 1991)
    Palgakjeong Pavilion: Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No.73 (designated Sep. 11, 1989)

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

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