The Korean Bell of Friendship is located in Angels Gate Park at 3601 S Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA. It rests on a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and its location is home to a scenic view of Los Angeles harbor and the Catalina Channel.
The bell was donated to the people of Los Angeles by the Korean citizens in 1976 to honor the friendship between Korea and the United States and in remembrance of Korean Veterans and U.S. independence. The bell is rung only four times per year: Fourth of July, Korean Independence Day (August 15), New Year's Eve, and in September to celebrate Constitution Week.
The Korean Bell of Friendship was constructed by 30 craftsmen flown in from Korea and took 10 months to finish. It weighs 17 tons, is 12 feet tall, and 7.5 feet in diameter. The artistic designs include symbols from the Korean national flag, a dove of peace and a symbol of victory. It is housed in a pavilion that is supported by 12 columns representing the twelve symbols of Oriental Zodiac.
By car, the bell is located 30 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport. Nearby, visitors can find Fort Mac Arthur Museum, Cabrillo Beach Marine Aquarium, and Cabrillo Beach Park.
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