KDL Treasure Hunt #1 — Where’s That Location?


by Marion & Mich KDL

At KDL, our readers often reach out to us in search of one specific location they’re curious about, or wish to visit on their next trip to South Korea.

While we do our utmost best to help, there will occasionally be cases in which our searches elude us. This could either be because the drama’s not currently on our watch list (and may not ever be), or that the location is new to us and isn’t one that we recognise off the bat, like we do for many of the location staples we have on the site. (At times, it could even be the quality of the screenshots… but let’s not blame the equipment, shall we.)

Born Again (2020, episode 1)

This is why we’ve decided to add a new feature here on our blog: the KDL Treasure Hunt! This is an opportunity for us to tap on the collective think-tank that’s reading this very post, because we’ll be able to cover more ground when we join forces! And who knows? You might just be the one to give us the answer. Aside from readers’ requests, we’ll also put up some of the locations that we’ve been hunting for in recent, or long-time dramas.

Since cherry blossoms are still in season on our screens, we thought we’d start our Treasure Hunt with this location:

Cherry Blossom Site

This KDL reader reached out to us about finding a particular cherry blossom alley, telling us: “I’m looking forward to visiting the place because it is too gorgeous!”


DRAMA
Hi Bye, Mama! (하이바이, 마마!) (tvN, 2020)

SCENE
Episode 16, very last scene
Ending scene where Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) bids farewell with Midongdaek (Yoon Sa-bong).
(Note: the same locations is seen in the Epilogue)

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“Heights Mansion”

This one’s from both of us! It’s something we’ve been trying to track down for a while now — can you help?

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 7)

DRAMA
Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019)

SCENE
Various episodes; seen as Oh Yun-seo’s (Yoo In-na) apartment exterior. (The building seen in the show’s wide-shots is Hyosung Village [효성빌리지], but the gate above does not correspond with the its actual exterior. Also, note the ‘S-Class’ sign near the security post.)

MORE SCENE SCREENSHOTS

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 7)

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