Buyongdae Cliff [부용대/芙蓉臺]

Kingdom (2019); The Tale of Nokdu (2019); Investigation Couple 2 (2019); Mister Sunshine (2018); Black Knight (2017-18); My Only Love Song (2017); Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo (2017); Moon Lovers (2016); Joseon Gunman (2014); Two Weeks (2013); Arang and the Magistrate (2012); Hwang Jini (2006)

Both Heo Yoon (Kim Tae-woo) and Jung Yoon-jeo (Lee Seung-joon) think back to a moment on this cliff in episode 3 (full episode 2) The Tale of Nokdu (조선로코 녹두전) (KBS2, 2019) when Heo Joon was about to kill Yoon-jeo and a baby that the latter was protecting but then decided to let him go under the condition that he lives like a ‘dead man’.

The prosecution and detective team chase down schizophrenia patient Jo Han-soo to this cliff in episode 21 (full episode 11) of Partners for Justice 2/Investigation Couple 2 (검법남녀 2) (MBC, 2019). Even as prosecutor Do Ji-han (Oh Man-seok) attempts to convince Jo that they are all there to help him, the latter ends up jumping off the cliff and into the river below.

On Dal (Lee Jong-hyun from CNBLUE) shows Song Soo-jung (Gong Seung-yeon) how to fly a kite on the top of this cliff, and end up kissing in episode 13 of My Only Love Song (마이 온리 러브송) (Netflix, 2017)

In Joseon times, Sharon (Seo Ji-hye) tries to drown herself in a river and Jang Baek-hee (Jang Mi-hee) finds her lying unconscious underneath this cliff in episode 6 of Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사) (KBS2, 2017-18). “You’ve become neither human nor ghost,” Baek-hee salutes Sharon, tells her that she cannot die and takes her in.

Joseon acupuncturist Heo Im (Kim Nam-gil) and Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong) find themselves teleported from the year 2017 to this cliff in Joseon times at the end of episode 7 of Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo/Deserving of the Name (명불허전) (tvN, 2017).

The 4th prince Wang So (Lee Joon-gi) passes by this cliff when he comes back to the palace after one year of absence in episode 12 of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인-보보경심 려) (SBS, 2016). It is also where the 8th prince Wang Yo (Hong Jong-hyun) is cornered after he is accused of treason and is killed by Wang So in a last fight in episode 13.

Park Yoon-Kang (Lee Joon-gi) shoots Choi Won-shin (Yu Oh-Seong) three times in his quest for vengeance until the latter falls of this cliff in episode 15 of Joseon Gunman/Gunman in Joseon/The Joseon Shooter (조선 총잡이) (KBS2, 2014).

Jang Tae-San (Lee Joon-gi) gets cornered on this cliff by Im Seung-Woo (Ryu Soo-Young) in episode 5 of Two Weeks / 2 Weeks (투윅스) (MBC, 2013). But instead of dying by Seeing-woo’s gun, Tae-san, falls down the cliff after being shot with a slingshot by a stranger just before Seung-woo’s bullet can hit him.

This is Magistrate Eun-Oh’s (Lee Joon-gi) secret place in Arang and the Magistrate/Tale of Arang (아랑사또전) (MBC, 2012). He comes here in episode 5 furious after Ah-rang (Shin Min-A) has told him that his mother certainly left because of his ‘bad mouth’. In episode 7, Eun-oh comes here again in search for a talisman that is placed on a tree on this cliff. When climbing up the tree to get the talisman, he falls of the cliff and is saved by Ah-rang who came looking for him.

Also seen in Kingdom (킹덤/Kingdeom) (Netflix, 2019 — Season 1); Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018); Hwang Jini (황진이) (KBS2, 2006).

TVC filmed here

Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: ANDONG (2020) for ‘Imagine your Korea’ by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).
I Am the King/I Am a King (나는 왕이로소이다) (2012) (the riverside)

Movie filmed here

Empire of Lust (순수의 시대) (2015)

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Buyongdae Cliff [부용대/芙蓉臺] — also known as ‘(Sageuk) Cliff of Non-Doom’ in K-Drama fan terms; or as the ‘Lee Joon-gi cliff’, since a number of his dramas was filmed there) — stands facing the Nakdong River [낙동강], east of the city of Andong [안동시]. It overlooks Andong Hahoe Folk Village [안동하회마을].

72 Gwangdeoksolbat-gil, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경북 안동시 풍천면 광덕솔밭길 72
(풍천면 광덕리 16-2)
Geolocation: 36.542914, 128.516631

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © dihischu, 2013
Two Weeks, Joseon Gunman, Arang and the Magistrate added by Kiara
Investigation Couple 2 added by Mich KDL

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