Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (DDP) Station [동대문역사문화공원(DDP)역]

Dalja's Spring (2007)

Dongdaemun Stadium Station [동대문운동장역]

Oh Dal-ja (Cha Rim) thinks back to her 20s when she was insulted by a drunk man for taking the subway alone late at night as a woman in episode 3 of Dal-ja’s Spring/Dalja’s Springtime/Spring of Dal-ja (달자의 봄) (KBS2, 2007). Kang Tae-bong (Lee Min-ki) steps in to save her, only to disappear as quickly as he appeared, on the next train.

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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (DDP) Station [동대문역사문화공원역] is a transfer subway station that serves Seoul Subway Lines 2, 4 and 5. It carries the respective numbers 205, 422 and 536, with Line 2 first opening on 16 September 1983. The station is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Gwanghui [Gwanghui-dong/광희동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구], a few minutes walk to/from Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) [동대문디자인플라자], Bus Stop Dongdaemun History & Culture Park [동대문역사문화공원 정류장], Pyeonghwa Market [평화시장] and Mok Nam Gallery Café [목남갤러리카페].

This subway station has gone through several name changes over the years. It was first stablished as Seoul Stadium Station [서울운동장역] when it opened in 1983. In October 1985, its name was changed to Dongdaemun Stadium Station [동대문운동장역] because Seoul Stadium had been renamed as such. On October 29 2009, the name was again changed to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station [동대문역사문화공원역] after the demolition of Dongdaemun Stadium in 2008. Over a decade later on December 26 2019, this station became Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (DDP) Station [동대문역사문화공원(DDP)역] after the opening of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) [동대문디자인플라자] in 2014.

Address Line 2
279 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 을지로 279
(을지로7가 112-3)
Geolocation: 37.565658, 127.008952

Address Line 4
9 Gwanghuidong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 장충단로 지하 230
(광희동2가 9)
Geolocation: 37.565220, 127.007906

Address Line 5
62 Mareunnae-ro, Gwanghuidong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 마른내로 162
(광희동1가 235-6)
Geolocation: 37.564688, 127.005321

— submitted by Marion KDL

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Subway Station Numbers: Line 2: No. 205 Line 4: No. 422 Line 5: No. 536