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Seoul » Gangseo-gu » Guam Park (구암공원)

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Address
42, Heojun-ro 5-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강서구 허준로 5길 42
Type
Walking
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2600-4186
Homepage
parks.seoul.go.kr
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Spanish, French)
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Spanish, French)
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Introduction
Guam Park is located in the area around Heogabawi Rock, a natural rock cave beneath Tapsan Mountain. It is said that Heo Seon-mun, the forefather of the Yangcheon Heo clan, was born here. The park was built to commemorate Heo Jun who is widely known as a saintly physician. Guam is his penname. It is said that after retirement, Heo Jun came to Heogabawi Rock to compile the famous medical book Dongui Bogam.

A part of the Hangang River here was turned into a lake due to the construction of the Olympic Expressway and high-rise apartments surrounding the park. There is a statue of Heo Jun treating a patient and in the lake, there is a purple-colored rock with holes called Gwangju Rock. Before the construction of the Yanghwadaegyo Bridge, this area used to be where visitors would take a ferry (Gongam Ferry) to cross the other side.

Heogabawi Rock, which is wide enough to accommodate about 20 men, is said to be where people took refuge there during wars, including the Imjin Waeran War, Byeongja Horan War, and the Korean War. Gwangju Rock and Heogabawi Rock is the site of Jechapaeui (the rock where rituals were offered to the God of the Earth and the God of Crops during the Hanseong Baekje period). This was also the first historical name given to this area.
Telephone
+82-2-2600-4186
Current Status
[Heogabawi Rock] Monument of Seoul Metropolitan City - No. 11 (Designated on December 24, 1991)
Opening date
1993. 10. 31
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Available Facilities
Pond, pavilion, children's playground, music fountains, statue of Heo Jun, etc.
Restrooms
Available
Pets
Not allowed
Directions
Gayang Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1.
Go forward for 70m, cross the street, and take a right.
Continue for 290m, cross the street, and walking for another 270m.
Turn right at Topsan Elementary School and walk for about 146m to reach the park.

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