Mangusan Mountain

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Mangusan Mountain

  • Designation :
    Mangusan Mountain
  • Location :
    San 69-1, Mangu-dong
  • Area :
    832.80 ㎡
  • Facilities and Features :
    Space for contemplation where independence fighters, painters, and writers are buried

Mangusan with altitude of 281.7 meters is located in Mangu-dong, Myeonmok-dong and Gyeonggi-do Province’s Guri-si City including the Seoul Municipal Memorial Center Mangu Cemetery. This place was designated as a cemetery on May 27, 1933 when part of Gyeonggi-do Province’s woodlands was ceded for use by the gyeongseongbu. It is currently the only public burial ground in Seoul with total area of 490,884 pyeong (~ sq. meters) and approximately 28,500 graves. On March 25, 1973, the site reached its maximum capacity, and any further addition was prohibited. Then, through the promotion and transfer of burial grounds and cremation, there were only 17,041 graves by September 2005, and the number is continually being reduced.
There are a large number of significant historical figures who were laid to rest here, including the following: Bang Jeong-hwan, father of the children’s movement; Oh Se-chang and Han Yong-un, who were active in the resistance against the Japanese occupation and 2 of the 33 men who signed the Declaration of Independence; Ji Seok-young, a Korean linguist and medical doctor who pioneered the spread of smallpox vaccination; Moon Myoung-hwon, who fought against the Japanese occupation and served as Minister of Internal Affairs in the provisional government; Jang Deok-su, editorial writer of the Dong-Il Ilbo (Dong-il Daily Newspaper) and key founding member of the Korea Democracy Party, and; Cho Bong-am, member of the Constitutional Parliament and leader of the Progressive Party. In February 1997, stone epitaphs of the seven patriots and other dignitaries buried in the cemetery were erected alongside a newly paved pedestrian road. In February 1998, eight additional monuments were erected to honor and educate visitors on eminent poet Park In-hwan and independence fighters Moon Il-pyong, Seo Byong-ho, Seo Dong-il, Oh Jae-young, Seo Kwang-cho, and Yu Sang-kyu as well as venerable educator Oh Keum-seon. In addition, many other major figures are buried here: independence fighter Kim Jeong-gyu; painter Lee Jung-seob; writers Kye Yong-muk, Kim Mal-bong, Kim Yi-seok, and Choi Hak-song; composer Choe Dong-seon; journalist Seol Ui-sik; politician Lee Byeong-hong; singer Cha Jung-rak; Japanese national Asagawa Dakumi; first daughter of Joseon Dynasty Sunjo, and; Princess Myeong-on.
In addition, in Mangu-dong san 57-1 is an asphalt trail in Manguri Park circling 5.2 km; in an open invitation to name the trail, it was christened “Sasek (Contemplation) Road” in May 1985. With many new additions to the park including city environment and nature observation trail, information board, forest pavilion, meeting area, etc., the area is receiving many visitors as a recreational cum natural park.

( Managing Dept : Parks and Landscape 02-2094-2344 )


  • Contemplation Paths in
    Mangu Park
  • Mangusan Mountain
  • Manguri Park
  • Manguri Park
  • Promenade in Manguri Park
  • Shingyeong Jinsin Dobi