This park houses the Wongak-sa Pagoda, a ten story stone pagoda erected in 1466. It was built in a Joseon era temple. Today only the pagoda and modern monuments are in the park. The Pagoda is Korea's National Treasure #2.
Seoul's Pagoda Park, now called Tapgol Park, is the first modern one built in this city. It has a number of beautiful and historically significant pagodas, including some that are counted as national treasures. This is also where the Korean Independence Proclamation was publicly read on March 1, 1919, in open defiance of the Japanese. This event is memorialized at a memorial in the park, which has plaques of the Proclamation and other historical items of interest. Note the plaques showing Japanese atrocities committed during the occupation.