Angel’s Gate Park – San Pedro, California

I was going through my old photos and making room for new ones when I came across some that I took of Angel’s Gate Park. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t shared these with you earlier because I went here on the same day as Sunken City, a year ago. And just like Sunken City, this park overlooks the Pacific Ocean, giving us the most incredible views ever.Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

Besides appreciating the perfect ocean views, there’s a few other things you can do here, like fly a kite, have a picnic on the grass, or admire the Korean Friendship Bell (which I most definitely did).Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro CaliforniaKorean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro CaliforniaKorean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

This bell was given to the United States in 1976 by the Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the US and as a symbol of friendship between the two nations. Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

The bell itself weighs 17 tons and was cast in Korea. It’s housed in a pavilion which was constructed by craftsmen who also came from Korea. The 12 columns of the pavilion represent the Oriental zodiac signs.

It’s struck five times a year: New Year’s, Korean American Day, 4th of July, Korean Liberation Day and Constitution Day. It’s rung by striking it with a large wooden log.Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro CaliforniaKorean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro CaliforniaKorean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

The pavilion is designed in traditional Korean architecture style with a blue tiled roof. The painting on the roof and columns was done in a style called dancheong which refers to a unique coloring pattern on wooden buildings and artifacts. Such beautiful and vibrant colors!Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

Here is more information on it:Korean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro CaliforniaKorean Bell of Friendship Angels Gate Park San Pedro California

When I was looking up Sunken City, and saw that this was right next to it, I figured I’d stop by and see what it was about. I thought it was pretty random but really cool at the same time. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know these places existed in my 10 years of living in California!

What a perfect location for this symbol of peace and friendship that we need a constant reminder of, especially in these times of hate. 



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  1. Omg, the view is stunning and the place looks so peaceful and serene! I’m glad you shared it with us 😉

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