Banpo Bridge [반포대교] X Jamsu Bridge [잠수교]
Jamsu Bridge [잠수교] — Lower Deck
Jeong Jong-hyun (Jung Ga-ram) crosses this bridge on his morning jogging in epode 8 of The Interest of Love (Sarang-ui Ihae/사랑의 이해) (JTBC, 2022-23) when being back to Seoul.
So Hyun-joo (Joo Hyun-young) bikes across this bridge in episode 2 of Behind Every Star/Method Ent. (연예인 매니저로 살아남기) (tvN/Netflix, 2022).
Park Jae-hoon (Choi Si-won) jogs across this bridge in episode 1 of Love Is for Suckers/Icy Cold Romance (얼어죽을 연애따위) (ENA, 2022).
Park Tae-yang (Park Ju-hyun) cycles over this bridge at night on her way back home in episode 1 of Love All Play / The Speed Going to You 493km (너에게 가는 속도 493km) (KBS2, 2022).
Jin Ha-kyung (Park Min-young) crosses this bridge on her jogging during a very foggy morning in episode 4 of Forecasting Love and Weather/Weather People (기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편) (JTBC/Netflix, 2022).
Koo Ji-pyo (Han Kyu-won) jogs along this bridge in episode 10 of The One and Only/Only One Person (한 사람만) (JTBC, 2021-22), where he throws the late Ha Yong-geun’s phone into the river.
Kim Yoon-yi (Sung Yoo-bin) runs across this bridge after his fight with his brother Hwan-yi (Sung Yoo-bin) in KBS Drama Special: Be;twin (비트윈) (KBS2, 2021).
Koo Won-bin (Hong Kyung) walks alone along this bridge in KBS Drama Special: The Effect of a Finger Flick on a Breakup (딱밤 한 대가 이별에 미치는 영향) (KBS2, 2021) when he gets a phone call from Oh Jin (Shin Ye-eun), who was just across the street.
Ji Yoon-su (Im Soo-jung) cycles over this bridge in episode 1 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021), en route to Asung High School, where a function with students and parents was being held.
Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-a) goes for a morning jog over this bridge in episode 1 of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (갯마을 차차차) (tvN/Netflix, 2021).
Kang Yo-san (Ji Sung) parks the car opposite Pillar 31 on the lower deck of this bridge in episode 9 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021), and tells Ga-on (Park Jin-young, formerly of GOT7) that he will find the people who wronged and cheated him, and punish them “very cruelly”.
Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) thinks back to when she was a child in episode 9 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021) and when her parents and her drive over this bridge in panic when Seoul was under attack.
Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) jogs over this bridge in episode 6 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21) and stops for a moment to ask himself why he has never loved himself.
[SPOILER] When Sunwoo Joon (Lee Jae-wook) learns that he has leukaemia in episode 15 of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020), he walks out at night on this bridge and makes the decision to break up with Goo Ra-ra (Go Ara).
Kang A-Reum (Yoo In-na) and her husband Derrick Hyun (Lim Ju-hwan) drive over this bridge in episode 1 of The Spies Who Loved Me (나를 사랑한 스파이) (MBC, 2020).
An angry and provoked Oh Dae-oh (Son Ho-joon) runs across this bridge until he sits down leaning against the bridge’s rail in episode 2 of Was It Love/Did We Love?/We, Were in Love (우리, 사랑했을까) (JTBC, 2020).
Jo Il-kwon (Lee Jin-hyuk) brings Yeo Ha-kyung (Kim Seul-gi) here in episode 26 (full episode 13) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020), to give her a chance to let off some steam — by screaming from the deck.
Oh Soo-a (Kwon Na-ra) drives over this bridge in episode 2 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020).
Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) crosses this bridge on her morning jog while Lee Kang-woo (Ahn Jae-hyeon) follows her along in episode 14 (full episode 7) of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20) and tells her that he likes her when they both pause for a bit.
Song Mi-na (Kwak Sun-young) stands pensively at the deck of this bridge in episode 2 (full episode 1) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019).
Yoon Sun-woo (Kim Jae-young) breaks down in tears on this bridge in episode 20 (full episode 10) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) after he understood that Wi Jung-hyeok (Kim Tae-hoon) knew Jenny Jang’s (Kim Sun-A) history and the sacrifices he is willing to make for her.
Choi Jun-woo (Ong Seong-wu) bikes over this bridge in episode 2 of Moments of Eighteen/Moments of 18/At Eighteen (열여덟의 순간) (JTBC, 2019) direction his father’s place.
Part-time chauffeur Hong Yi-young (Kim Se-jeong of Gugudan) tries to convince a customer she’s meant to pick up (Jung Soo-young) not to jump off the bridge, in episode 1 (full episode 1) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019) — and realizes that it’s the pianist Gong Sun-mi, who had been fired from Shinyoung Philharmonic Orchestra earlier that day. When the pianist loses her footing and falls into the water, Yi-young ends up jumping in to save her. In episode 3, Ha Eun-joo (Park Ji-yeon of T-ara) takes Nam Joo-wan (Song Jae-rim) to this bridge to be able to spend some time with him and watch the rainbow bridge together (and also to ask for his reasons to hire Jang Yoon [Yeon Woo-jin]).
Yang Jung-guk (Choi Si-won) and Charles (Yang Dong-geun) come here for a morning jog in episode 19 of My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019) — with Some Sevit and Dongjak Bridge in the background.
Eom Gyeong-sul (Yoo Jung-woo) drives Jeom Soon (Kang Mi-na of Gugudan) across this part of the bridge in episode 10 of Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter/Gyeryong Fairy Tale/Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전) (tvN, 2018), much to her joy and excitement.
Parts of one of Joo Gi-Bbeum’s (Song Ha-Yoon) MVs that she filmed when she was still famous that Gong Ma-Sung (Choi Jin-Hyuk) watches in episode 4 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018) was filmed here.
An alternate universe Seo Woo-jin (Han Ji-min) goes for a run here in episode 2 of Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018) — at the very same time that Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) discovers that he’s now married to his first love, Lee Hye-won (Kang Ha-na).
In the pouring rain, Eun Chae-ah (Hwang Seung-un) comes here in episode 4 of Time (시간) (MBC, 2018) to get rid of the only evidence of her being at the ‘crime scene’.
Kim Ji-Woon (Ha Seok-jin) rides over this bridge on his way home from work with his bike in episodes 1 and 26 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018).
Kim Joon-ah (Kim Gyu-ri) goes jogging here late at night in episode 9 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018) and calls Jo Jae-yoo (Kim Dong-joon) to pick her up and they have a talk on the foot of this bridge afterwards.
Go Yeon-woo (Park Hyung-sik) crosses this bridge with a suitcase in one hand and a joker playing card in the other after having just met Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-hun) who told him to get rid of the object in episode 1 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018). He is back here in final episode 16 and throws the joker card into the Han River.
A lost Song Hyun-Cheol Ah (Kim Myung-min) walks on the lower half of this bridge in episode 2 of The Miracle We Met (우리가 만난 기적) (KBS2, 2018).
Oh Jin-kyu (Kim Seon-ho) drives over this bridge and keeps repeating “I am a moron!,” something his father told him just before at the family dinner in episode 1 of Strongest Deliveryman (최강 배달꾼) (KBS2, 2017).
The bus Kang Han-gyeol (Lee Hyun-woo) and Yoon So-rim (Joy) take in episode 7 of The Liar and His Lover/Lovely Love Lie/She Loves Lie So Much (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) (tvN, 2017) drives over this bridge and we see its Rainbow Fountain which is not colored at daytime.
In episode 7 of Father I’ll Take Care of You ( 아버님 제가 모실게요) (MBC, 2016-17), Ga-won’s (Bang Mi-joo) son tells his school friend on this bridge that he wants to die.
Seo Do-woo (Lee Sang-yoon) goes here in episode 1 of On the Way to the Airport (공항 가는 길) (KBS2, 2016) late in the evening to show the Han River to his daughter Annie who goes to school in Malaysia.
Oh Hae-young (Seo Hyun-jin) drives across this bridge in episode 3 of Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016) and pauses for a moment and looks through the photo album of her marriage (which she took along with her) and then throws it into the Han River.
Ha Jung-hoon (Sung Joon) meets up with his best friends Ki-joong (Kim Young-kwang) and Min-ho (Kim Jin-soo) at the feet of this bridge in episode 1 of Can We Get Married? (우리가 결혼할 수 있을까) (jTBC, 2012-13) and they go for a motorbike ride together crossing this bridge (Jung-hoon riding on the back of Ki-joon’s bike).
Also seen in Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019); The Wind Blows (바람이 분다) (JTBC, 2019); Bad Papa (배드파파) (MBC, 2018); The Undateables/Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (훈남정음) (SBS, 2018); Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사)> (KBS2, 2017-18); Summer Days; Yeo-Reum/Han Yeo-Reum’s Memory (한여름의 추억) (JTBC, 2017); in episode 16 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17); She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015).
Movies Filmed Here
— Kill Boksoon (길복순) (2023).
— Life Risking Romance (목숨 건 연애) (2016)
— Love 911 (반창꼬) (2012)
— City of the Rising Sun (태양은 없다) (1999) — Cover Shot
Variety Show Filmed Here
— ep. 1 of Passionate Men (불꽃미남) (tvN/tvN Story, 2021) feat. Cha In-pyo
CF Filmed Here
— Sprite “거침없이 터트려버려 – 30” (feat. Chungha) (2020)
At the foot of Banpo Bridge
Jang Ha-ri (Jang Na-ra) and Han Yi-sang (Go Joon) run into each other at the feet of this bridge by accident in episode 9 of Oh My Baby (오 마이 베이비) (tvN, 2020) when both stopped here to enjoy the fireworks in the evening. In episode 10, they both come her again; but this time together.
Ha Eun-joo (Park Ji-yeon of T-ara) takes Nam Joo-wan (Song Jae-rim) to this bridge in episode 5 (full episode 3) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019) to spend some time with him by admiring the rainbow bridge together — and also to find out his reasons for recruiting Jang Yoon (Yeon Woo-jin) into the orchestra.
Kim Moo-young (Seo In-guk) meets up here with Baek Seung-a (Seo Eun-su) in episode 3 of The Smile Has Left Your Eyes/Hundred Million Stars from the Sky (하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별) (tvN, 2018) who just thought about Jang Woo-Sang’s (Do Sang-woo) marriage proposal.
Secretary Kim (Kim Sung-oh) and Min Ah-young (Yoo In-na) come to the feet of this bridge in final episode 20 of Secret Garden (Sikeurit Gadeun/시크릿 가든) (SBS, 2010-11) on a snowy winter day and they find by chance the bottle with the letter from Kim to Ah-young that he had sent off on Jeju Island.
In episode 23 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009), Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun) and Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong) took a night stroll along the river. Ji-hoo admits to Jan-di that he hadn’t ever wanted to protect anything before meeting her and that now, there are more things in his life he wants to protect, such as his grandfather, the foundation, and her.
Lee Sun-jae (Ryu Si-won) and Kim Se-na (Lee Jung-hyun) come here in episode 10 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001)when she is frustrated about not having gotten the record deal. They are back here for a drink over their fear over Kim Yun-soo’s (Choi Ji-woo) life in final episode 24. In episode 13, it is Lee Min-chul (Lee Byung-hun) and Yun-soo that come here.
Also seen in It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (괜찮아, 아빠딸) (SBS, 2010-11); IRIS (Airiseu/아이리스) (KBS2, 2009).
MVs filmed here
— Teen Top (틴탑): ‘Seoul Night’ (서울밤) (2018)
— Super Junior (슈퍼주니어): ‘One More Chance’ (비처럼 가지마요) (2017)
— Red Velvet’s Joy and Im Seul-ong: ‘Always In My Heart (이별을 배웠어)’ (2016 SM Station)
CF filmed here
— Seoul Tourism Organization “BTS’ Life in Seoul TVC” (2017)
TEASER/STORY FILM FILMED HERE
— CIX (씨아이엑스) ‘Hello, Strange Place’ Story Film (03. Self Slaughter) (2019) (wide shot of Han River)
This video contains mature themes of suicide and violence. Watch only at your own discretion.
VARIETY SHOW FILMED HERE
Final episode 8 of Twogether (투게더) (Netflix, 2020) was filmed here, featuring singer/actor Lee Seung-gi and Taiwanese actor Jasper Liu.
Banpo Bridge [반포대교], the upper half of a double deck bridge, is one of the major bridges in central Seoul that crosses the Han River. It is mostly known for its Rainbow Fountain [달빛무지개 분수], the largest bridge fountain in the world. 200 light spots color the fountain after sunset.
Most of the K-Drama scenes are actually filmed on the lower half of a double-deck bridge, called Jamsu Bridge [잠수교]. But the bridge certainly carries its name as its Southern feet are set on the grounds of Seoul’s neighborhood Banpo [Banpo-dong/반포동] in the Seocho District [Seocho-gu/서초구].
In 2012, Jamsu Bridge was selected as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).
Geolocation: 37.512187, 126.997601
— submitted by Marion KDL (with photo), updated by Mich KDL; last updated 24/04/2023
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018
— Boys Over Flowers (2009), Super Junior MV & Teen Top MV; Red Velvet MV added by Chelle
— The Devil Judge added by sarahms