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Tapgol Park, Seoul

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#20 of 45 in Parks in Seoul
One of the first modern urban oases in Korea, Tapgol Park makes a good getaway from the bustle of the city streets. Well-established trees, carefully manicured flower beds, and abundant sculptures create a relaxing atmosphere to sit or picnic in. Look for the onsite national treasure, the 12 m (32.8 ft), ten-tiered stone Wongaksa Pagoda. Encased in a glass box, the pagoda dates from 1467; many historians consider it one of the finest examples of Joseon dynasty pagoda art in existence. Our Seoul trip itinerary app makes visiting Tapgol Park and other Seoul attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It's a historical place coming out of the history books!!! Park won a national treasure in each limb on the 10th floor of the pagoda's ~ ~ I hope to look into once!!
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  • When we return visits to the North of the city, it misses necessarily d this small park. A reason for crossing it, enjoy its tranquility and proceed toward the city center. Nothing fancy, but the concrete Exchange. Well in the Korean spirit
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  • 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 his...  more »
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  • This area is great due to the nice pagoda and park. Although the park is filled with old single men. Be careful when walking through as many of the men are waiting for "special services" beware if any ask if you are from Russia as that normally means they are on the lookout for these services from you
  • Beautiful pagodas. Historically important. Need a little maintenance, though.
  • Stumbled across this park while walking around the area. Not that exciting but it gives insight on how old/retired Koreans spend their day, just a bunch of old dudes talking and playing games....it was interesting to watch for a bit.
  • At first I thought it was bigger. It is not far anothers tourist places. It is a nice place.
  • Nice enough place, plenty of areas to stroll or sit. Perennially filled with quite old people. It's rumored that at night, you can go here to find "Bacchus girls", or old women who will sell you a small bottle of energy drink and quite possibly perform other fleshly services. Your mileage may vary.

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