Dongpirang Mural Village [동피랑벽화마을]

Inspector Koo (2021); Item (2019); Nice Guy (2012); Padam Padam (2011-12)

In a flashback, Kim Min-gyu (Kim Gang-hyun) and his family are seen taking a photo together in front of a mural at this village in episode 1 of Inspector Koo/Koo Kyung-yi (Gu Gyeong-i/구경이) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021).

Kang Gon (Ju Ji-hoon) lives in this village with his daughter as seen in episode 1 of Item (아이템) (MBC, 2019) when he piggybacks her home passing by the store Geurona [동피랑그림가게그러나]. In episode 1, he also goes to Dongparu [동포루] with his daughter, to send off their wishes on a paper lantern.

Kang Ma-roo (Song Joong-ki) and Seo Eun-gi (Moon Chae-won) both move to this village in final episode 20 of Nice Guy/The Innocent Man (세상 어디에도 없는 착한남자) (KBS2, 2012). While she runs ‘Silvertop Bakery’ at Dongpirang Corner Shop [동피랑 구판장], he opens up his practice here that sits just vis-à-vis her shop. They frequently cross paths until he proposes to her.

Yang Kang-cheol (Jung Woo-sung) lives in this village together with his mother in Padam Padam (빠담빠담…. 그와 그녀의 심장박동소리) (JTBC, 2011-2012); as seen, for instance, in episode 4.

Variety Show Filmed Here

— Episode 235 of Mr. House Husband/Housekeeping Men (살림하는 남자들) (KBS2, 2021)

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Dongpirang Mural Village [동피랑벽화마을] — with Dongpirang roughly translating to ‘East Cliff’ —  is located on one of Tongyeong’s hilltops, offering a splendid view over the city with its islands and harbor. The village was slated to be demolished and redeveloped in 2007, but the civic group Blue Tongyeong 21 (푸른통영21) was formed in its defence. Through the contributions of mural artists from all over the country, this place was transformed into the mural village it is known as today.

This mural village is located in Tongyeong’s neighborhood Dongho [Dongho-dong/동호동]; about 3 hrs by public transport east of Busan.

Address of Dongpirang Mural Village [동피랑벽화마을]
6-18 Dongpirang 1-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 통영시 동피랑1길 6-18
(태평동 118-1)
Geolocation: 34.845641, 128.427523

Address of Dongparu [동포루]
449-11 Dongpirang 1-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 통영시 태평동 449-11
Geolocation: 34.845708, 128.427625

Address of Dongpirang Corner Shop [동피랑구판장]
Please note that this place has been repainted since the filming of Nice Guy.
23-3 Dongpirang 2-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 통영시 동피랑2길 23-3
(동호동 119-12)
Geolocation: 34.845632, 128.427413

Address of Geurona [동피랑그림가게그러나]
30 Dongpirang 2-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 통영시 동피랑2길 30
(태평동 449-19)
Geolocation: 34.845810, 128.427227

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL

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