Dongpirang Mural Village [동피랑벽화마을]

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

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.

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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. While the village was slated to be demolished and redeveloped in 2007, the civic group Blue Tongyeong 21 (푸른통영21) formed in its defense. 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, Dongho-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 통영시 동피랑1길 6-18
(경상남도 통영시 태평동 118-1)
Geolocation: 34.845641, 128.427523

Address of Dongparu [동포루]
449-11 Dongpirang 1-gil, Taepyeong-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경남 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, Dongho-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경남 통영시 동피랑2길 23-3
(동호동 119-12)
Geolocation: 34.845632, 128.427413

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

— submitted by Marion KDL

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