Choong Ang High School [중앙고등학교]

Love Alarm (2021, S2); True Beauty (2020-21); Love With Flaws (2019-20); Love Alarm (2019); My First First Love (2019); Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (2019); Twelve Days (2018); Temperature of Love (2017); Goblin (2016-17); One Fine Day (2006); She is Nineteen (2004); Winter Sonata (2002)

Part of this school is seen as “Saebom High School” where Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) transfers to in episode 1 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21), which is also where Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO) and Han Seo-jun (Hwang In-yeop) also attend.

Sunwoo Joon (Lee Jae-wook) attended this school as seen in a flashbacks in episode 14 of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020).

Kim Mi-kyung (Kim Seul-gi) and Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) work as teachers and Lee Min-hyeok (Gu Won) as the school’s doctor at this school in Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20).

Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun), Lee Hye-young (Jung Ga-ram) and Hwang Sun-o (Song Kang) and her friends attend this school in Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019) — as seen in episode 1.

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) and Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) both attended this school as seen in a flashback in episode 1 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). In episode 3, Tae-oh drops off Ryu Se-hyun (Hong Ji-yoon) here because she does not want him to bring her to her house’s door.

This school appears as the high school that Cha Woo-sik (Kim Sun-ho), Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung), Kook Ki-bong (Shin Hyun-soo) and Han Soo-yeon (Mun Ka-young) attended as seen in a flashback in episode 1 of Eulachacha Waikiki 2 / Welcome to Waikiki 2 (으라차차 와이키키 시즌2) (JTBC, 2019).

In episode 2 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018), this school appears as ‘Aram Junior High School’, the school that Han Yoo-kyung (Han Seung-yeon, formerly of Kara) and her friend Kang Chae-won (Lee Yea-eun) have attended and decide to visit on Yoo-kyung’s third day in Seoul of her short 4-days stay in Seoul in 2010. At the school’s library, they go through their high school book and discover what they dreamed themselves to be as 25 years-old; the age they both have now.

The gates of this high school are seen in the background when On Jung-sun (Yang Se-jong) and Lee Hyun-soo (Seo Hyun-jin) find shelter here from the rain in episode 2 of Temperature of Love (사랑의 온도) (SBS, 2017) in front of Luna Touch.

This is where Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) goes to school in Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17).

Seo Ha-neul (Sung Yu-ri of former Fin.K.L) attends this school in One Fine Day (어느 멋진 날/어느 멋진날) (MBC, 2006) — as seen, in episode 1, when her mother fetches her with a birthday present (that is Park Tae-won [Yu Ha-jun]).

Kang Seung-jae (Yoon Kye-sang) attends this high school in She Is Nineteen/My Sister-in-Law is 19/My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law (형수님은 열아홉) (SBS, 2004). Han Yoo-min (Jung Da-bin) joins him in episode 4.

Jung Yoo-jin (Choi Ji-woo), Kim Sang-hyuk (Park Yong-ha), Oh Chae-lin (Park Sol-mi) and the rest all go to this high school, with Kang Jun-sang (Bae Yong-jun) joining them as a new student in episode 1 of Winter Sonata (겨울연가) (KBS2, 2002). In the story, the school is supposed to be located outside Seoul.

Also seen in Love Alarm Season 2 (좋아하면 울리는 시즌 2) (Netflix, 2021).

Movie filmed here

Hyun-woo (Jung Hae-in) runs past this school in Tune in For Love (유열의 음악앨범) (2019) in pursuit of Jong-woo (Park Hae-joon), who was driving to meet Mi-soo (Kim Go-eun).

MV filmed here

Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈): ‘Mixtape : On Track’ (바보라도 알아) (2020)
GFRIEND (여자친구): ‘Rough’ (시간을 달려서) (2016)

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Choong Ang High School [중앙고등학교] is located at the end of Gyedong-gil [계동길], the central street of Seoul’s neighborhood of Gye-dong [계동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구], that is part of Bukchon Hanok Village [북촌한옥마을].

1 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 창덕궁길 164
(계동 1)
Geolocation: 37.583961, 126.986823

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018 and Thom Musni, September 2019
— GFRIEND (여자친구) MV added by Toni
— Stray Kids MV added by Mich KDL

6 reviews

  1. a visit to choong ang high school

    Hi! Interested to visit the school in October though we have few doubts
    1.Do we need to send in official letter to the school when visiting the school?
    2. Is there any guide to help us around the school?
    3. Is it possible for us to meet with the administrator / teachers/ students during our visit?

    1. Hello there! To be honest, I do not think that this school is keen to have visitors on their ground – this is what people told me that live in the neighborhood. In any case, this is a school that is active and I can only suggest to make sure to contact the school in advance to see what their modalities are for visits, if any. Because, as you might know, some South Korean schools do not allow for visits on their premises as you can read up in the comments here. I hope this helps! If you have any further information, please share it with everyone here.

  2. Can we enter the place? i visited last time on weekday and was afraid to get in

    1. hello Vie! thanks for checking. would probably be best not to enter the school as it may be considered ‘trespassing’. unlike Korean universities, it doesn’t seem like the elementary/middle/high schools are as open to visitors. hope this helps!

  3. address on english not korean?

    1. Hi! It’s up — but it’s the address according to the old system, though. Chong Ang High School is extremely easy to get to. Just make a left turn at the first street after Exit 3 of Anguk Station and walk straight. Should be a 10-15min walk if I remember correctly and especially the last bit is really lovely.

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