Eungbong Mountain Park [응봉산 팔각정]
“When people come up to some place high like this, they become lighthearted. And so they get the courage to make confessions. Later, if you want to get a proposal, go somewhere like this.” — This is what Jeon Jin-ho (Lee Min-ho) tells Park Gae-in (Son Ye-jin) in episode 8 of Personal Taste/Personal Preference (개인의 취향) (MBC, 2010) about this place; telling her indirectly that he likes her — all wrapped up in a lesson how to date correctly.
When following the kidnappers’ car, Don Se-ra (Kwon Yu-ri/Yuri of Girls’ Generation) runs toward a point on this mountain in episode 4 of Good Job (Gutjap/굿잡) (ENA, 2022) where she can overlook the area across Zion Seong Church [시온성교회] until the Han River to make the best use of her extraordinary eyesight.
Who-joon (Choi Tae-Joon) and Lee Geun-young (Choi Soo-young) come to this place at a late night date in episode 13 of So I Married An Anti-Fan (그래서 나는 안티팬과 결혼했다) (Naver TV, 2021). After this, it becomes their secret spot and in episode 15, [SPOILER] Geun-young first waits in vain in the falling snow for Who-joon at this place. But they reunite here later in the same episode.
Yeo Ha-jin (Moon Ga-young) and Yeo Ha-kyung (Kim Seul-gi) hike up to this lookout for its night view at the very beginning of episode 6 (full episode 3) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020) when Ha-jin cannot fall asleep.
Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) and Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) head up here after their bike ride in episode 18 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018) and he tells her that he does not need to hide that he is a robot when he is around her. In episode 23, So-bong returns here to look for Nam Shin III after it turns out it wasn’t him at the presentation but the human Nam Shin.
Seo Poong (Lee Jun-ho) confesses to Dan Sae-woo (Jung Ryeo-won) here in episode 24 of Wok of Love/Greasy Melo (기름진 멜로) (SBS, 2018), followed by a kiss.
Go Yeon-woo (Park Hyung-sik) finally confesses to Kim Ji-na (Ko Sung-hee) that he’s a ‘fake and a fraud’ in final episode 16 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018).
Jung Hae-ra (Shin Se-kyung) works out here on a cold winter day with her ‘aunt’ Lee Sook Hee (Hwang Jung Min) tagging along in episode 7 of Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사) (KBS2, 2017-18).
A frustrated Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) does here to drink in episode 5 of Secret Romance (애타는 로맨스) (OCN, 2017) and finds her Jung Hyun-tae (Kim Jae-young) here.
Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) and Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk) go here after his confession at her part time job in episode 11 of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 2016-17). Here he confesses that she is actually his first love and he proposes to date for a month to see if she likes him back.
This is where Jang Jae-yeol (Zo In-sung) and Han Gang-woo (Do Kyung-soo) meet twice in episode 4 of It’s OK, It’s Love/It’s Okay, That’s Love (괜찮아, 사랑이야) (SBS, 2014). First, Jae-yeol is angry at Gang-woo, throws money at him and tells him to run away when his father wants to beat him again. The next time, we see Gang-Woo with bloody knuckles at this place and he tells Jae-yeol proudly that he defended his mother against his father and Jae-yeol retorts: “You didn’t attack your father. You defended yourself. You just defended yourself from his attack.”
Lee Jae-hwa (Kim Ji-hoon) proposes to Jang Bo-ri (Oh Yeon-seo) at this place in episode 34 of Jang Bo-ri Is Here!/Jang Bori Is Here/Come! Jang Bo-ri (왔다! 장보리) (MBC, 2014).
Ku Ae-jung (Kong Hyo-jin) has a heart-to-heart talk here with Yoon Pil-joo (Yoon Kye-sang) in episode 7 of The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011).
Also seen in We Broke Up (우리 헤어졌어요) (2015); in episode 6 of Angel Eyes (엔젤아이즈) (SBS, 2014); Hoya/Eighteen, Nineteen (열여덟,열아홉) (2012); War of the Roses (장미의 전쟁) (SBS, 2011).
Movies Filmed Here
— Life Risking Romance (목숨 건 연애) (2016)
— Highway Star (복면달호) (2007).
Eungbongsan [응봉산 팔각정] is a mountain located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Eungbong [Eungbong-dong/응봉동] in the Seongdong District [Seongdong-gu/성동구]. You can have a great view overlooking Seoul from here, especially at night. The Han River with its Seongsan Bridge [성산대교] can be seen from here as well as Namsan Tower.
This site was selected in 2012 as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).
269-4 Eungbong-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 성동구 독서당로60길 13-1
Geolocation: 37.547805, 127.029886
Geolocation Good Job approx.: 37.548915, 127.030180
Eungbong Station [응봉역], Gyeongui–Jungang Line, Exit 1
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 09/03/2023