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Korean Bell of Friendship

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Korean Bell of Friendship
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There's a quiet history that pervades the San Pedro coastline through the Point Fermin Lighthouse, Sunken City and the last vestiges of Fort MacArthur, with its decommissioned battery of heavy artillery that once protected the port. But just up the hill, perched over the Pacific, sits one of the most idyllic spots in all of LA: the Korean Bell of Friendship. The mighty metallic bell's rusty green finish complements the ornately painted hipped roof—its paint job has seen better days, but that doesn't detract from the beauty of the 1976 goodwill gift from South Korea. The exposed, grassy bluff is an ideal spot to fly a kite or just lounge in the grass of Angel's Gate Park. If you've resisted romance with the South Bay, let this be your first date.



Venue name: Korean Bell of Friendship
Address: 3601 Gaffey St
Los Angeles

Opening hours: 10am-6pm
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The Korean Bell of Friendship is such a beautiful spot, it's a shame it doesn't the respect it deserves. Pack a picnic and head to the bell for a day enjoying the ocean view with the Palos Verdes Peninsula behind you. Angels Gate Park in general is awesome, including the arts programs that take place in the galleries there. Definitely recommends exploring this area. 


San Pedro never seems to get much love, but this is arguably one of the most beautiful view points in the entire city. With the Palos Verdes hill behind you and the ocean on all other sides, the vantage point here is just stunning, as is the park's namesake bell. Its lawn is perfect for flying a kite thanks to the reliable winds.