Friday, July 3, 2015


Yesterday, I passed on like an oldish in the middle of skycrapers, while I was walking to Samcheongdong. First thing that I thought, it was a palace but i wonder why it looks so small, then I looked on the sign, well it called as 

"Bosingak", or "Jonggak", was named by King Gojong in 1895. This bell was cast in 1468 and kept in the Buddhist temple, Wongaksa. After the demolition of the temple, the bell was moved to Bosingak in Gwancheol-dong, downtown Seoul. The function itself was for announced the opening and closing of the four gates and four small gates around the city. It was ringing 33 times at 4 am and 28 times at 10 pm. The original bell is now preserved at the Natonal Museum of Korea. The current bell is he recreation of the original made in 1985 through public donations. The Bosingak Bell Ringing Ceremony used to be held on specific days, but now held on a regular basis with the participation of Seoul Citizen or by tourists.

You can join ringing Bosingak Bell by apply on

You can see the address here :
( P.S Google Maps totally helpful )
54 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get there :
By TRAIN,  Jongak MRT Station exit 4.

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