Tapgol Park or Pagoda Park may not seem much to the average tourist passing by due to its size, but there is so much history to it. It is Seoul’s first ever modern park, the original site where the Korean Independence Movement Day first gathered on March 1, 1919, and the venue where the Korean Declaration of Independence was held. As the place where the National Constitution was read in public for the first time, this park must be of national significance.
Tapgol is mostly visited by the elderly and other tourists who do not want to walk around too much. Located just east to Jongmyo Shrine, the park contains the 10-storey Wongaksa Pagoda, Palgakjung Pavilion, and Declaration of Independence Monument. The most [Read more…]