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Imposing ancient structure

This 492 cm tall monument is situated in Tapgol Park in Insadong area of Seoul. The original... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
small park packed with history

The stone pagoda sits in Tapgol park. It is a small park packed with history. This is where... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
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30 Dec 2016
“small park packed with history”
1 Oct 2016
“Imposing ancient structure”
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Jongno-gu | Tapgol Park, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The stone pagoda sits in Tapgol park. It is a small park packed with history. This is where Korea announced its independence in 1919. There are several large plaques that show the beginning of the war and the end of the war with Japan. You...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This 492 cm tall monument is situated in Tapgol Park in Insadong area of Seoul. The original structure was built in 1471. It has a granite turtle shaped prop with lotus leaves carved on the back of the turtle to create a space for the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Just across from the entrance of Insadong Street is the site where Wongaksa Temple once stood. It has a 10-story stone pagoda built by King Sejo in 1467. Because of its historical significance, is enclosed by glass. The stone pagoda is built out of marble,...More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 24 November 2015

One of the interesting things to see at Tapgol Park is the historic Wongaksa Pagoda. This is a ten-storey marble pagoda constructed in 1467. The monument is recognised as National Treasure #2 in Korea and is encased in a glass building and surrounded by protective...More

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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