Cheonggye Plaza [청계상가]

Move To Heaven (2021); Vincenzo (2021); True Beauty (2020-21)

Yoon Na-moo (Hong Seung-hee) trails Jo Sang-koo (Lee Je-hoon) in a taxi to this building in episode 4 of Move To Heaven/Move To Heaven: I Am a Person Who Arranges Articles Left by Deceased (무브 투 헤븐: 나는 유품정리사입니다) (Netflix, 2021), and follows him to the illegal gambling den/boxing ring in the basement.

This building is seen as ‘Geumga Plaza’ in Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021), which is at the heart of the drama’s plot. In the opening scenes of episode 1, Vincenzo Cassano/Park Joo-hyeong (Song Joong-ki) is seen overlooking the building, saying that his dream is to have it demolished.

A dejected Im Ju-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) heads up the rooftop of this building in episode 1 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21), considering ending her life after the bullying at school becomes unbearable. She is spotted by Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO), who saves her from doing the deed. (Note: The LED screen seen on the building next to ‘Points’ building is actually not real.)

(If you are in distress and require a listening ear, please find a hotline on this international resource list. — Mich & Marion KDL)

Variety Show Filmed Here

— Vincenzo special episodes of Youtube programme The Game Caterers (출장 십오야) (2021)

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Cheonggye Plaza [청계상가 or 세운청계상가], also known as Cheonggye Arcade, is an apartment block and building filled with electrical shops that is linked to Sewoon Plaza [세운상가] via an overpass. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sallim [Sallim-dong/산림동] — administered by the neighborhood Euljiro [Euljiro-dong/을지로동] — in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

This building is not to be confused with the other Cheonggye Plaza (or Square) [청계광장], which is at the head of Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천].

Address
162 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 청계천로 160
(산림동 207-1)
Geolocation: 37.568177, 126.995333

Getting here
Euljiro 4-ga Station [을지로4가역], Seoul Subway Line 2/5, Exit 3
(4 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL
True Beauty added by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, February 2021

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