Dosan Park in Gangnam-gu Seoul is a memorial park for An Chang-ho an Korean independence activist who gave his life to the cause. An Chang-ho also went by the pen name Dosan hence the name of the park. Dosan park opened in 1973 and contains the tomb of Dosan and his wife. A memorial museum was opened at Dosan Park in 1998 and is dedicated to showing the life’s work of Dosan, information about the Korean Independence movement and other relics. Dosan Park is very tranquil and a good place to rest or read a book. There are many benches and pagodas to sit on and scenic paths to stroll along. The road in front of Dosan park is called Riverside Road in commemoration to the sister town ties with Riverside, California. Dosan and his wife lived in California for 20 years and there are few areas and statues dedicated to him in California.
Opening Hours / Admission:
Dosan Park is open 24 hours a day.
Dosan Memorial Museum is open from 10:00 am to 16:30 pm (April and September) and 10:00 am – 16:00 pm (October – March).
Admission to the park and memorial hall are free.
How to get to Dosan Park, Gangnam-gu, Seoul:
Take line 3 to Apgujeong station and leave exit 3. The park is a 5 minute walk. Follow the map below.
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