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Tapgol Park, Seoul

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#23 of 57 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 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 & tree...  more »
  • 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 protect...  more »
  • Jonggak station in sudden chill into corner. This is where the 3.1 movement occurred. Inside stands a monument. My head was down and read it. Here there are a spacious sunny from the morning of many old people there learn by chess. May I also rest here on the way from Insa-dong. In the Goryeo dynasty, Kofuku-ji Temple where Tower (tup), became the Tapgol Park. It is Korea's first City Park.
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  • Pagoda and the gazebo were cute but I was too shy to go up because of all the old men scattered around, smoking cigarettes.
  • 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
  • It's just a small park. It'll be nice for gathering with friends during summer but in winter it's just quite quiet.
  • Beautiful pagodas. Historically important. Need a little maintenance, though.
  • Not too big park but nice for rest .
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