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City: Seoul

Located on the former site of Wongaksa Temple from the Joseon Era, Tapgol Park (also known as Pagoda Park) is the first modern park to be built in Seoul and is a symbol of Korean resistance to Japanese rule. The word tap means 'pagoda’ and the park itself get its name from Wongaksa Pagoda, a 10-storied stone pagoda located in the park. The park is also historically important as the site of the origin of the March 1st Movement 1919, when Son Byeong-hui and 32 others signed and read the Declaration of Independence. It contains more than 500 old namesake pagodas under protective glass box.


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