The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원]

Devilish Joy (2018); A Poem A Day (2018); The Great Seducer (2018); Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017); Second to Last Love (2016), Cinderella and Four Knights (2016), Doctors (2016); Beautiful Gong Shim (2016); Five Children (2016), Descendants of the Sun (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); Mask (2015); Angel Eyes (2014); The Master's Sun (2013), I Need Romance 2 (2012); Arang and the Magistrate (2012)
; Rooftop Prince (2012); Bridal Mask (2012); City Hunter (2011), 49 Days (2011), Deep Rooted Tree (2011); Playful Kiss (2010); Boys Over Flowers (2009), You're Beautiful (2009)



This garden appears as the garden of ‘Healing Village’ in Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018). While Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) sits in a park reading the manuscript of the drama ‘The Man Who Erased Time’, we see Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) waling through this botanical garden in episode 6 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018). In episode 8, Ma-sung (while being on a work trip here again) meets Gi-bbeum here by coincidence as she is also here on a MT. After showing her around the garden and explaining her the ‘Fountain of Memories,’ he regains his memories of how he met Gi-bbeum and runs towards her — their ‘reunion’ as lovers ends with a kiss.

Woo Boyoung (Lee Yubi) and Ye Jaewook (Lee Joonhyuk) enjoyed a date here in episode 15 of A Poem A Day / You Who Forgot Poetry (시를 잊은 그대에게) (tvN, 2018).

The two love-birds Park Hye-Jung (Oh Ha-Nee) and Joo An come here on their date in episode 14 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018). She has curfew and needs to part quickly upon a call (also her mother thinks that she is visiting a prospect university).

In Bride of the Water God 2017 (하백의 신부 2017) (tvN, 2017), this garden is part of the World of the Gods as seen in episode 8 for instance.

In Cinderella and Four Knights (신데렐라와 네 명의 기사) (tvN, 2016), this is where Eun Ha-Won (Park So-Dam) and Kang Ji-Woon (Jung Il-Woo) come across Park Hye-Ji (Son Na-Eun) on their way back from horse riding earlier on in episode 8.

In Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀 공심이) (SBS, 2016), this garden appears as the Blue Sky Arboretum where Ahn Dan-Tae’s (Namgoong Min) father works for a short time.

In Descendants of the Sun (2016), Yoo Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) goes fishing in episode 6. This is also where Kim Shin-Hyuk (Choi Si-Won) brings Kim Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) when he asked her to be his personal assistant for a day in episode 8 of She was Pretty (2015); they take a walk and goofy selfies.

In Second to Last Love [끝에서 두번째 사랑] (SBS, 2016), Kang Min-Joo (Kim Hee-Ae) visits this garden in episode 1. But this is also the place where Park Joon-Woo (Kwak Si-Yang) and Ko Mi-Ryeo (Kim Seul-Gi) stargaze after Min-Joo (Kim Hee-Ae) had broken up with Joon-Woo and where Kang Min-Joo and Ko Sang-Sik (Ji Jin-Hee) see fireflies on their date.

In episode 9 of Mask (가면) (SBS, 2015), Choi Min-woo (Ju Ji-hoon) brings Byun Ji-sook (Soo Ae) here. He explains her how coming here and listening to the sound of the wind and the birds clears his mind and he also asks for Ji-sooks future plans and dreams.

Hong Ji-Hong (Kim Rae-Won) proposes here to Yoo Hye-Jung (Park Shin-Hye) in episode 20 of Doctors (닥터스) (SBS, 2016).

This is also the place where shooting practice takes place in City Hunter (2011).

Also, this is where The Scheduler (Jung Il-Woo) explains Shin Ji-Hyun (Nam Gyu-Ri) her two options after her accident in episode 1 of 49 Days (2011) — either directly go to the afterworld or find three people who truly love her.

Oh Ha-ni’s (Jung So-min) imagination kicks in and she dreams up a baroque fight scene between Baek Seung-jo (Kim Hyun-joong) and Bong Joon-gu (Lee Tae-seong) at this garden when the two compete over who is cooler at throwing things in a trashcan in a convenience store in episode 5 of Playful Kiss/Mischievous Kiss/Naughty Kiss (장난스런 키스) (MBC, 2010).

This is also where Shin Ji-Hyunand Han Kang (Jo Hyun-Jae) go for a picnic in episode 20. The dream sequence when Go Mi-nam (Park Shin-Hye) passes out in episode 1 of You’re Beautiful (미남이시네요) (SBS, 2009) also takes place here.

In Boys Over Flowers (2009), this park appears as Shinhwa High School’s garden where Geum Jan-Di (Ku Hye-Sun) sees Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun Joong) play the violin in episode 1.

Also seen in episode 26 of Five Children; Angel Eyes (2014); The Master’s Sun (2013); I Need Romance 2 (2012); Arang and the Magistrate/Tale of Arang (아랑사또전/阿娘使道傳) (MBC, 2012)
; Rooftop Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012); Bridal Mask/Gaksital (각시탈) (KBS2, 2012); Deep Rooted Tree/Tree With Deep Roots (뿌리 깊은 나무) (SBS, 2011); Heartstrings/You’ve Fallen for Me (넌 내게 반했어) (MBC, 2011), 49 Days (49일) (SBS, 2011) .

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The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원], a botanic garden founded in 1965, is located in the village of Changman-ri [창만리] in the Gwangtan Township [Gwangtan-myeon/광탄면]; around 2,5 hrs by public transport North of Seoul. This is one of the K-Dramaland staples.

Address
242 Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 파주시 광탄면 부흥로 242
(광탄면 창만리 166-1)
Geolocation: 37.800977, 126.873712

Instagram: @bcjplace

— submitted by Marion KDL
A Poem A Day added by Toni
49 Days added by Mich KDL



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  1. Inquiry

    Is this open to public? with an entrance fee?

    1. Hi there, yes it is! You can see the information on opening hours and entrance fee in the right sidebar (under the map). But please double-check on the garden’s webpage before visiting.

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