Renewal:2016-02-04 22:03:52

Tapgol Park 탑골공원

  • +82-2-2148-2843
99, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Also known as Pagoda Park, Tapgol Park, located on the former site of Weongaksa Temple from the Joseon Era, is the first modern park to be built in Seoul. Weongaksa Temple was known as Heungboksa Temple during the Goryeo Dynasty, but was renamed when it was enlarged during the early years of the Joseon Era. However, it was destroyed during the reign of Yeonsangun and Jungjong due to the repression policy of Buddhism. Thereafter, a western park was built due to the proposal of an Englishman, John Mcleavy Brown, but no precise information on the reason and date can be found. The park contains several national treasures, including Wongaksaji Sipcheungseoktap and Weongaksabi, and Palgakjeong, where the Independence Proclamation was read; the independence movement relief plate; and the statue of Son Byeong-hee. The park is of great historical value and national spirit as it was the starting point of the March 1, 1919 Independence Protest.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2148-2843 (Tapgol Park Rangers' Office)

・Closed : Open all year round

・Operating Hours : 06:00-20:00

Areas Open to the Public

Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site, Palgakjeong Pavilion, March First Independence Movement Monument, Statue of Son Byeong-Hee, Statue of Han Yong-Wun, and etc.

Admission Fees

Free of Charge

Access

[Subway]
Get off at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3, 5), Exit 1.
Walk for about 5-minute toward Jonggak to arrive at destination.

99, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 312.4m
  • Subway Line 3 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 312.4m
  • Subway Line 1 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 312.4m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 487.7m
  • Subway Line 3 Euljiro 3(sam)ga (을지로3가)- 631.9m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 3(sam)ga (을지로3가)- 631.9m
  • Subway Line 3 Anguk (안국)- 638m

Review(0)

Nearby information


intro Access Review

Nearby information

Bizeun - Insadong Branch

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bizeun is a cafe that serves as many as 250 different types of Korean traditional rice cake. Conveniently located alongside a myriad of souvenir stores in one of Seoul's most popular tourist attractions, Bizeun - Insadong Branch offers a wide variety of rice cake and rice pastries. The store also se

176m

Hanam Dwaeji-jib

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

With a Korean family restaurant concept for its interior design, the meat are personally grilled by the professional staff, ensuring high quality services.The pork meat are grilled over a bisque firing about 500 Degree Celsius. With a combination of fresh vegetables cultivated from the province of C

200m

Hamgyeong-do Wangsundae

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Hamgyeong-do Wangsundae is open 24/7, welcoming guests with a warm and hearty bowl of sundaeguk (Korean sausage soup) prepared with care and additive-free ingredients. Though the space is limited, the place can accommodate up to 54 people. It's cozy atmosphere and top-notch food has earned Hamg

202m

Yangbandaek

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

You can feel that you are being served as a VIP here. Even common dishes such as steamed eggs have a luxurious flavor and taste at this place, and most of the ingredients are organic. The landlady, in Korean hanbok dress with an old abacus, tells you the history of this restaurant.  

240m

Chanyangjip

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

A popular attraction since the early 1970’s, this rather shabby and hard-to-spot restaurant has attracted many customers with its representative menu item, haemul kalguksu (seafood noodle soup). The soup is delicious and plenty enough for a hearty meal compared to its relatively low price. The

248m

Doore

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Stew cooked with fermented soybean paste is this restaurant's signature dish. Rice with beef soup contains pyogo mushrooms and seaweed. The ugeoji soup is also a highlight. Made from the four legs of a cow and mixed with soybean paste, it is very unique. Variations of daily side dishes are also avai

281m

Mojito Jongno

Seoul >

Mojito Jongno is a casual lounge serving up a mix of delicious dishes and drinks in Jongno's Avenue of Youth. The restaurant operates with the catch-phrase "fresh" to indicate using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is large, making it the perfect venue for groups and famil

289m

Jongno Halmeoni Kalguksu

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Jongno Halmeoni Kalguksu (Grandma’s Kalguksu) has been a fixture in the Jongno area since 1988. Serving only Kalguksu (knife-cut white flour noodle soup) and Kaljebi (soup with buckwheat knife-cut dough flakes), the restaurant is a local favorite. Both soups are made with only fresh, quality ancho

290m

Kumkang - Jongno Branch

Seoul >

Kumkang Shoes is Korea's leading fashion retailer specializing in formal, casual and athletic footwear, as well as trendy clothing and accessories. Located in central Seoul, Kumkang Jongno is easily accessible from major shopping areas such as Insa-dong and Dongdaemun Market. Moreover, this Kumkang

120m

Insa Gallery (인사갤러리)

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located at the Jongno-bound entrance of the Insa-dong main street in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Insa Gallery specializes in Korean traditional mother-of-pearl lacquer crafts. Popularly known as “Najeonchilgi” in Korean, the term, which refers to mother-of-pearl lacquer crafts, is shared in Korea, Japan,

123m

Arirang Master Crafts Shop

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Arirang Master Crafts Shop is a comprehensive shopping center dealing with Korean traditional crafts. It covers traditional crafts by famous artists, pottery for daily use, decorative pottery, lacquer ware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, crafts made of Korean traditional paper and more. Every product h

221m

Bongwon Calligraphy

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located around the Insa-dong Street Intersection, Bonwon Calligraphy has provided customers with top-notch calligraphic supplies for over 30 years. Products are especially well priced because the shop is involved in both manufacuring and selling supplies. Being one of the largest of its kind in Insa

225m

Beautiful Tea Museum

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Beautiful Tea Museum offers teas from around the world and shows items depicting international tea cultures. It displays teas, tea-related items, and ceramics made by young artists. Over 110 teas from Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and European countries can be found in the museum. There is

251m

Park Young Sook Bedding (Atelier Seoul)

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Park Young Sook Bedding (Atelier Seoul) is the gallery of the modern potter, Park Young Sook. It displays and sells white porcelains representing the Chosun Dynasty, Buncheong ware, and ceramics with modern flavors. Various items include flower vases, decorative ceramics, and daily use earthen ware.

308m

Jongno 3(sam)-ga Jewelry District

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

There is an enormous selection of wholesalers and retail jewelry stores in this district, spread throughout Jongno 3(sam)-ga and 4(sa)-ga. The glittering showcases here are especially popular amongst couples and foreign tourists looking to find fine jewelry at affordable prices. Stores in the jewelr

313m

Hanji Chueok

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Hanji Chueok (Recollections) is one of the better-known craft shops in Insa-dong and has even been featured by a number of international magazines. Prepared using Korean traditional processing methods, hanji is a type of beautiful, high-quality paper. Hanji Chueok is a great place to experience the

317m

Insa-dong Art Street

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Insa-dong has been situated at the heart of the nation’s capital for over 600 years and was at the center of culture during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The Insa-dong area usually refers to the areas extending from the Anguk-dong Rotary to Tapgol Park in Jongro 2(i)-ga, past the Insa-dong Inter

321m
2,000won discountCoupon

Alive Museum & Dynamic Maze(Insa-dong Main Branch)

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

With an area over 1,280㎡, Alive Museum is located in Insa-dong, a neighborhood known for its mixture of historical and modern atmosphere. Exhibitions include optical illusion art, digital media, and more. More than 100 pieces are on display at the exhibition halls on basement levels 1 and 2. Op

122m

Dynamic Maze

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Dynamic Maze is exactly what it sounds like: a vast maze requiring a variety of skills to complete tasks and find the exit. This indoor maze course has obstacles ranging from walls to climb over, missions requiring attention to details, screaming and dancing to simple trial and error if you want to

123m

Beautiful Tea Museum

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

The Beautiful Tea Museum exhibits porcelain artwork by young ceramists. It also offers a large variety of world tea from Korea, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, India, Europe and more, totaling 130 types of tea. The museum not only exhibits tea, but it also provides a café for visitors to relax and e

251m

Ice Theme Park : Freezing Island

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Opened in 2017, the ice theme park Freezing Island is a novel Seoul tourist attraction. The indoor theme park has over 250 ice sculptures and fun activities to enjoy! Freezing Island has 3 exhibition halls spread over 2 floors and it is Korea's largest ice theme park. Freezing Island is like see

256m
10% OFFCoupon

O'ngo Food Communications

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

O'ngo Food Communications was established in 2008 with the aim of providing a bridge linking Korean culture to the world through food. The name of the company literally means “Taking a lesson from the past.” It began its business as a consulting firm and now offers cooking classes an

273m

Museum Kimchikan

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Museum Kimchikan is a unique museum dedicated to kimchi and kimjang, the process of making kimchi which was designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The museum was also selected by CNN in March 2015 as one of the world’s top 11 food museums. Visitors can learn the histor

374m

Museum Kimchikan

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Since its foundation in 1986, the museum has displayed historical relics related to kimchi, different types of kimchi, mock-ups of the kimchi-making process, and information about the efficacy derived from the kimchi fermentation process. The museum now has changed its name to Kimchikan and has re

400m

Seoul Art Center Gongpyeong Gallery

Seoul >

Opened in 1992, Seoul Art Center Gongpyeong Gallery is a 17,791 sq. ft., two-story building with four exhibition halls. It is one of the main pavilions of Insa-dong, displaying diverse artwork ranging from Western and Korean paintings to sculptures. Due to the great interest in Korean paintings, 2~3

426m

Ssamzie-gil Road

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

In the buoyant neighborhood of Insa-dong, a new area extending up to 500m opened up on December 18, 2004. Ssamziegil has been marked as the 'Special Insa-dong within Insa-dong'. This unique area was designed in such a way by connecting its charming alleys in the form of a spiral-like stairway. As yo

437m

In Seoul Guest House - Goodstay

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

The In Seoul Guest House is within easy reach of many interesting destinations, being just 10m away from Insa-dong, 800m from Gyeongbokgung Palace, and 800m from Samcheong-dong, while it is 700m away from Myeong-dong, the paradise of shopping, 800m from a duty free shop, and 600m from the traditiona

93m

Cara Motel - Goodstay

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located near Jongno 3-ga subway station, Cara Motel provides traffic convenience and is located in the best place for visiting major tourist attractions such as Insa-dong, Changgyeonggung and Jongmyo. Located right next to Nagwon Arcade, you can enjoy shopping musical instruments and it would be fun

140m

Hotel Cats - Goodstay

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located between Jong-no and Insa-dong, Cats Hotel is a perfect place to look around the center of Seoul, and it is a merit that you can see tourist attractions easily. Insadong-gil, Tapgol Park and many other tourist attractions are packed around here, and for shopping, there are Dongdaemun Market a

215m

Hotel Jongno Biz - Goodstay

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Hotel Jongno Biz is located adjacent to Insa-dong and close to Dongdaemun Market, a shopping mecca in Seoul. Every room has a large wall-mounted flat screen TV, a desktop computer, and free Internet service. Daily laundry service and breakfast (toast, coffee, beverage, tea, cereal, and soup) are pro

232m

Bibimbap Guest House (비빔밥게스트하우스)[한국관광품질인증/Korea Quality]

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bibimbap Guesthouse is located in Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, which is known for old stores, bars, and rustic hanok buildings with charms different from other hanok villages such as Seochon and Bukchon. It is run by young brothers based on their know-how accumulated from working at other guesthouses fo

274m

Seoul YMCA Hotel

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Founded in April, 1967, the Seoul YMCA Hotel reopened with a brand-new look following remodeling in 2006. The hotel has a long reputation of providing neat and clean facilities and dedicated services at affordable prices.The Seoul YMCA Hotel is located in downtown Seoul (Jongno2-ga) near popular att

281m

Hotel Crown Insadong

Seoul > Itaewon・Yongsan

Hotel Crown is a premier hotel that was renovated in May, 2002. The hotel is in close proximity to Jongno and Insadong, making it a convenient place to stay for tourists.

309m

Namhyundang (남현당) [한국관광품질인증제/ Korea Quality]

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

365m

Hotel Sun Bee - Goodstay

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located in the cultural and art district of Insa-dong, the Sunbee hotel is an “Innostel”, a new concept of hotels developed by the Seoul City Government. These hotels provide comfortable accommodation, but without facilities such as fitness centers or saunas, at very reasonable prices. A wide se

372m

Center Mark Hotel

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located in Insa-dong, Center Mark Hotel is a business Hotel with 250 guest rooms.

396m

Hana Mud Sauna for Women

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

      Boryeong mud used in this spa is rich in minerals and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types The cheapest price you have ever seen! Must-go places in Korea! Come and experience Korean cultures! One of the popular jjimjilbang in Seou

683m

Skiny-tae Aesthetic

Seoul > Myeongdong

Skiny-tae Aesthetic is designed to be unique and comfortable. The shop is decorated with cozy seating areas that cater to all five senses.

972m

Bourhill Esthetic

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bourhill Esthetic (est. 2005) is a professional beauty shop located in Daehangno, Seoul. Nationally recognized, certified professional therapists offer hand care, foot care, skin care, and body care treatments. The shop uses only high-end international cosmetic brand products, 80% of which are from

1627m

Silloam Fire Pot Sauna

Seoul > Namdaemun・Seoul-Station

Located in Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Siloam Sauna has a convenient location to approach. The sauna uses natural Germanuim water from 300m unground that has an excellent water quality. The sauna has various various hot baths, and other subsidiary facilities for visitors.

2292m