Introduction

Sajik Park is one of the three most popular parks in Jongno-gu along with Tapgol Park and Samcheong Park. Located west of the Government Complex-Seoul on the southeastern foothills of Mt. Inwang, the park measures an impressive 188,710m².

The name of the park dates back to 1395 when Taejo Lee Sung-gye made the first Sajikdan (altar to the State deities) along with the Jongmyo Shrine (Royal Ancestral Shrine) at the center of the park. "Sa" refers to the deity of the earth while "jik" refers to the deity of the five grains. Rites wishing for a good harvest were held regularly at the Sajikdan. However, the area was not officially recognized as a park until 1922 under the Japanese colonial period.

In the park are several playgrounds, statues of Sin Saimdang, Hwanghakjeong, and Yi I (often referred to by his pen name ‘Yulgok’), and the Municipal Children's Library. Dangun Shrine and Jongno Library are situated nearby. By following the path next to Sajik Park for approximately 5 minutes, travelers can reach the Mt. Inwang hiking path with relative ease.

 

Address: 

12, Sajik-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Homepage: 

parks.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French)

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung
Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 1.
Walk straight for 5 min to arrive
at Sajik Park on the right.

[Bus]
Take Bus No. 171, 272, 606, 706
or 7025 and get off at Sajikdan Bus Stop.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Available Facilities: 

Sajikmun Gate, Sajikdan, the Mother's Charter, children's library, statue of Sin Saimdang and Lee Yulgok, Hwanghakjeong, senior
citizens' center, Dangun Shrine, cafeteria, etc.

 

Restrooms: 

Available

 

tel: +82-2-2148-2834

zipcode: 03027

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2148-2834

opendate: March 12, 1940

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