Formerly known as Pagoda Park, this small public gathering place was once the home of a Buddhist Temple and still holds an important place in Korean history. That’s because the March 1st Movement, part of the nation’s move towards independence from Japanese rule, took place in Tapgol Park.
Visitors can wander the grounds, which offer a number of places for quiet reflection, including an old pagoda dating back to the 15 Century. Impressive stone statues dot the grounds, which most travelers agree can be seen in about 30 minutes. Tapgol Park is perfect for relaxing on the way to or from nearby Isna-dong.
Tapgol Park is located at 97 Jongno Street in Seoul. It is accessible via public transit using the 1, 3 and 5 lines of the Seoul Subway and getting off at 3-ga Station.