Around the park is Heogabawi Rock, Seoul Monument No. 11. The park is home to various attractions, including the legendary Gwangjubawi Rock, the statue of the great doctor Heo Jun sitting and treating a patient, a lake, a pavilion, and amusement facilities for kids. This park is a favorite with local residents for the comfortable shelter and amenities it offers.
It is a favorite with local residents thanks to its proximity to the Heo Jun Museum and Hangang Park.
In the medicinal herb class, which is held every Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM from July to October, you can experience various events including Oriental medicinal soap making.
Next to Mitasa Temple is the Monument to the Patriots, which was erected to commemorate the souls of the patriots who died to safeguard their homeland. The park also features three mineral springs and dense forests which offering a commanding view of the Hangang River.
Establishment: Oct. 31, 1993
Park area: 28,943.8㎡
Main plants: P. strobus, pine, ginkgo, zelkova.
Main facilities: pond (5,100m2), music fountain, statue of Heo Jun, pavilion, kids' playground, maintenance office.
The statue of Heo jun
Guam Heo Jun's family clan is Yangcheon. He entered the royal medical center during the reign of King Seonjo and made a huge contribution to Korean medical knowledge. As the king's physician, he treated the king during the time of the Imjin War in 1592 (25th year of King Seonjo). After the war, he was granted the status of Meritorious Subject Grade 3 in 1604 and the status of Yangpyeonggun in 1606.
Later, his position was revoked due to political differences and in 1608, when the king passed away, he was dismissed from the royal medical center for neglecting the treatment of the new king. In 1610 (2nd year of Gwanghaegun), he completed his famous medical book Dongui Bogam after 16 years of thorough research. The book not only contributed to the development of Joseon's Oriental medicine, but it was so highly valued that it was published in Japan and in the court of the Chinese Qing Dynasty in the 18th century. It remains in publication to this day in many countries.
The area is 5,100m2 and the depth is approximately 2m. Its bottom is lined with natural rocks at varying depths, depending on the location. Its revetment consists of natural revetment and rocks. In the pond is a music fountain that was built in 2004.
The fountain dances to 11 melodies, including Shubert's William Tell Overture, and at night, it presents fantastic fountain shows lit up by 282 lights. Along with the Heo Jun Museum, this fountain has become a regional landmark. The music fountain presents its dancing from April to October, six times daily (12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m.) for 30 minutes each.
1471 Gayang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul (Postal code 07525)
Subway Line 5 Balsan Station (transfer to Shuttle Bus)
Green Bus 6631, 6642, 6712
Blue Bus 660
Get off at Tansan Elementary School. (Walk 5 min.)