Bangokji Pond [반곡지]

Bloody Heart (2022); Lovers of the Red Sky (2021); My Country: The New Age (2019); Arthdal Chronicles (2019); Hymn of Death (2018); Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (2016); Moon Lovers (2016); My Heart Twinkle Twinkle (2015); Dream of the Emperor (2012-13); Arang and the Magistrate (2012)

Young crown prince Lee Tae (Park Ji-bin) and Yoo Yeong (Shin Eun-soo) first meet at a fest along this pond in episode 1 of Bloody Heart/Red Heart/Red Single Heart (Bulg-eun Dansim/붉은 단심) (KBS2, 2022) when he had sneaked, once more, out of the palace grounds.

Young Hong Chun-gi (Lee Nam-kyung) and Ha Ram (Choi Seung-hun) come to this pond to eat their just stolen paeches in episode 1 of Lovers of the Red Sky (홍천기/紅天機) (SBS, 2021) and get to know each other better.

Seo Hwi (Yang Se-jong) rides along this pond with his troops toward his meeting point with Lee Bang-won (Jang Hyuk) in episode 1 of My Country: The New Age (나의 나라) (JTBC, 2019).

It is at this pond that Tan-ya (Kim Ji-won) sends of her mother in episode 4 of Arthdal Chronicles (아스달 연대기) (tvN, 2019) while the Great White Wolf is spreading behind her.

Hong Ra-On (Kim You-Jung) plays cupid and helps a couple to get together at the path around this pond in episode 1 of Moonlight Drawn by Clouds / Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (KBS2, 2016).

Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi) and Hae-Soo (IU) come here here in episode 12 on a date (with a little kiss) and Hae-soo comes here alone in episode 14 of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인-보보경심 려) (SBS, 2016).

Also seen in Birthday Letter (생일편지) (KBS2, 2019 — Source); Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency/Flower Crew: Joseon Matchmaking Maneuver Agency/Joseon Matchmaking Agency (꽃파당 : 조선혼담공작소/조선혼담공작소 꽃파당) (JTBC, 2019); Hymn of Death/Praise of Death (사의 찬미) (SBS, 2018); My Heart Twinkle Twinkle (내마음 반짝반짝) (SBS, 2015); Dream of the Emperor / King’s Dream (대왕의 꿈) (KBS1, 2012-13); Arang and the Magistrate/Tale of Arang (아랑사또전/아랑 사또전) (MBC, 2012).

Movies filmed here

Love, Lies (해어화) (2016)
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (허삼관) (2015)

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Bangokji Pond [반곡지 or 반곡지주차장], formerly also known as Oeobingj [외반지], is a pond and reservoir surrounded by peach fields located in the quiet rural village of Bangok-ri [반곡리] in Gyeongsan’s [경산시] Namsan Township [Namsan-myeon/남산면] around 3hrs south of Seoul and 2 hrs north of Busan by public transportation. It is one of many reservoirs in Gyeongsan City and is the most known of them.

The pond became known through the dramas and movies filmed here and was also selected as one of 25 photo-friendly attractions (사진 찍기 좋은 명소) by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2011. The latter project was established in 2011 and local governments can submit places which, once selected, are provided with facilities such as observation spaces, shelters, and information boards.

Address
Map Daum
249-2 Bangok-ri, Namsan-myeon, Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경산시 남산면 반곡리 249-2
Map Naver
246 Bangok-ri, Namsan-myeon, Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경산시 남산면 반곡리 246
Geolocation: 35.780569, 128.806359

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 07/05/2022

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