Thing you didn’t know about SoCal: Korean Friendship Bell

Want to see a little part of Korean culture here in Los Angeles? Visit the Korean Friendship Bell. It’s a quite simple hidden gem. With free of charge, it is located right in San Pedro at Angels Gate Park Recreation Center. The massive bell and pavilion took place there to honor veterans of the Korean War and consolidate the friendship between South Korea and America. Apparently, the bell is only rung four times a year: Fourth of July, Korean Independence Day (August 15), once a September to celebrate constitution week and New Year Eve.

It is a perfect place to relax, have a causal date, enjoy the panoramic view of pacific ocean, run around, have a picnic and watch the sunrise/sunset at the horizon. You can also perhaps watch the firework from here!

Nearby attractions are the beaches and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Long Beach Downtown, Aquarium of the Pacific and Queen Mary ship.

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Do keep in mind that it’s a quite simple hidden gem, nothing too productive about it but a nice place to relax and get away from busiest crowd.

Address:

3601 South Gaffey St,

Los Angeles, CA 90731

Hours:

10am – 6pm, closed during the holidays.

 Tips:

A good place to have a causal date!

Bring a jacket since it will be pretty windy.

Have you seen a place like this before?

 

 

 

 

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