Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa [청남대]

Healer (2014-15); Becoming a Billionaire (2010); Golden Fish (2010); Baker King Kim Tak Goo (2009-10); IRIS (2009); Cain and Abel (2009); Boys Over Flowers (2009); The Fifth Republic (2005); Heroic Age (2004-05)

This villa appears in Healer (힐러) (KBS2, 2014-15) as CEO Kim Moon-sik’s (Park Sang-won) mansion, which he resides in with Young-shin’s (Park Min-young) biological mother Choi Myung-hee (Do Ji-won). Healer (Ji Chang-wook) comes here quite regularly on a mission (in episode 8, 11, 12 and 18) and Young-Shin visits her mother here in episode 18. That is also when both meet here by chance and clears up their misunderstanding.

This mansion and its park were also seen in Becoming a Billionaire/The Birth of the Rich/Birth of a Rich Man (부자의 탄생) (KBS2, 2010); Golden Fish (황금물고기) (MBC, 2010); King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo/Gu /Baker King, Kim Tak Goo/ Bread, Love and Dreams (제빵왕 김탁구) (KBS2, 2009-10); IRIS (아이리스) (KBS2, 2009); Cain and Abel (카인과 아벨) (SBS, 2009); Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009); The Fifth Republic/5th Republic (제5공화국) (MBC, 2005); Heroic Age/The Age of Heroes (영웅시대) (MBC, 2004-05).

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Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa [청남대] served as the presidential vacation villa for former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan from 1983 onwards — it is surrounded by a vast park and access to Daecheonho Lake (대청호 호수). Subsequent presidents would also stay here during the summer vacation and national holidays. The building and its surroundings were opened to the public in 2003. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020.

Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa is located in the village of Sindae [Sindae-ri/신대리] in Cheongwon County’s [Cheongwon-gun/청원군]’s Munui Township [Munui-myeon/문의면]; around 2.5 hours south of Seoul by public transport.

646 Cheongnamdae-gil, Munui-myeon, Cheongwon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
충청북도 청주시 상당구 문의면 청남대길 646
(문의면 신대리 산 25-2)
Geolocation: 36.462546, 127.490596

— submitted by Marion KDL

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