Located on the former site of the Joseon Dynasty-era Weongaksa (Weongak Temple), Tapgol is the first modern park to be built in the city. The temple itself was enlarged during the Goryeo Dynasty, but was destroyed during the reigns of Yeonsangun and Jungjong when Buddhism was being repressed in the country. The site still contains the Wongaksaji Sipcheongseoktap (a 10-level stone tower from the temple), Weongaksabi, and a statue of Son Byeong-hee. The park is where the Korean independence movement of 1919 started.
Transportation: Subway line 1 or 3 to Jongno 3-ga station and walk 5 min. toward Jonggak
Cost: Free admission