The first modern park in Korea and the birthplace of the 3.1 Independence Movement. Historic Site No. 354.
- 99 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul address
- 02-2148-2842 Phone number
- It is the first modern park in Seoul. It was built as Wongaksa Temple in the 13th year of King Sejo of the Joseon Dynasty, but was created as a park in 1897, the 34th year of King Gojong, by Englishman Brown, an adviser to the provincial branch, and opened as a park in 1920. As the birthplace of the March 1st Movement in 1919, it is a historic place where the spirit of independence of the Korean people, who read the Declaration of Independence for the first time and hurrahed for national independence, is alive and breathing. On May 28, 1992, the name of the park was revised from Pagoda Park to Tapgol Park, and it continues to this day. The main facilities include the Octagonal Pavilion, which lit the beacon of the independence movement, cultural assets such as the 10-story stone pagoda at Wongaksa Temple Site, a national treasure, and the monument to Wongaksa, a monument for the March 1st Movement, a mural for the March 1st Movement, a statue of Son Byeong-hee in Uiam, and a monument to Han Yong-un. etc. Tapgol Park is the first modern park in Korea built at the suggestion of British tax accountant Brown in the 1st year of Gwangmu (1897). It is famous as a place where people shouted “Long live Korea’s independence” and held demonstrations following readings. (Refer to “Every corner of Korea”)
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