Damyang Metasequoia Road [담양 메타세콰이어길]

My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Mister Sunshine (2018); Mask (2015); Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015); Hwajung, Princess of Light (2015)

Damyang Metasequoia Road
[담양 메타세콰이어길/메타세쿼이아길]

Lee Dam (Hyeri of Girl’s Day) and Shin Woo-yeo (Jang Ki-yong) take a walk down this tree-lined road in episode 5 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021).

Byeon Ji-sook (Soo Ae) and Choi Min-soo (Ju Ji-hoon) come for a walk here in episode 14 of Mask (Gamyeon/가면) (SBS, 2015).

Movies Filmed Here
Memories of the Sword (협녀, 칼의 기억) (2015)
The Treacherous (간신) (2014)
The Fatal Encounter (역린) (2014)
May 18 (화려한 휴가) (2007)
Wanee & Junah (와니와 준하) (2001)

Variety Show Filmed Here
2 Days & 1 Night/1 Night 2 Days/1N2D [1박2일] (KBS2, 2009-Season 1, episodes 78-79)

Film Set

As seen in Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018) Scholar Who Walks the Night (밤을 걷는 선비) (MBC, 2015); Hwajung, Princess of Light/Splendid Politics (화정) (MBC, 2015).

Movies Filmed Here
Memories of the Sword (협녀, 칼의 기억) (2015)
The Treacherous (간신) (2014)
The Fatal Encounter (역린) (2014)

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Damyang Metasequoia Road [담양 메타세콰이어길] — also known as Damyang Metasequoia Land [담양  메타세콰이어랜드]  or Metasequoia Garosugil [담양 메타세쿼이어 가로수길] — is a popular and picturesque Metasequoia tree-lined road located in the village of Hakdong [Hakdong-ri/학동리] in Damyang’s Damyang Township [Damyang-eup/담양읍], about 4.5 hours south of Seoul by car.

The trees along the 8.5 km-long boulevard — which also includes a 2km-long walking path — “were planted along the street in the early 1970s by the Ministry of Internal Affairs after National Road 24 was rebuilt“, during the Park Chung-Hee administration. The road was picked as one of the “most beautiful roads” in 2002 by the Korea Forest Service, and its 408 Metasequoia trees designated as a National Forest Cultural Asset in 2015.

This road is in walking distance to the nearby Meta Provence Village [메타프로방스], a tourist site with architecture inspired by the French villages of Provence, and a historical film set. It is also a 4-min. drive to/from Damyang Gwanbangjerim Forest [담양 관방제림] and Damyang Reina Country Club [담양레이나CC].

Address of Road
59-14 Hakdong-ri, Damyang-eup, Damyang, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
전남 담양군 담양읍 학동리 59-14
Geolocation: 35.323724, 127.004120

Address of Ticket Office [메타세쿼이아 매표소]
12 Metasequoia-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
전남 담양군 담양읍 메타세쿼이아로 12
(담양읍 학동리 583-4)
Geolocation: 35.323399, 127.003202

Address of Film Set
67 Metasequoia-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
전라남도 담양군 담양읍 메타세쿼이아로 67
(담양읍 학동리 54-10)
Geolocation: 35.325714, 127.009425

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL

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