Seoul Fortress Wall (Namsan/Mokmyeoksan section) [서울한양도성 서울성곽길 남산(목멱산)구간]

Run On (2020-21); Do You Like Brahms? (2020); Find Me In Your Memory (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Love Alarm (2019); I Picked up a Star on the Road (2018); The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018); Two Cops (2017); Three Colors of Fantasies III (2017); Criminal Minds (2017)

Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) and Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) sit down for a drink at a pojangmacha in the park close to this wall in episode 2 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21) and get to know each other better.

On their nighttime ice-cream date, Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae) and Chae Song-a (Park Eun-bin) sit down on the stairs leading from this fortress section to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Science Exhibition Hall Namsan Annex [서울특별시 교육청과학전시관 남산분관] in episode 9 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020) and share a kiss.

Lee Jung-hoon (Kim Dong-wook) and Yeo Ha-jin (Moon Ga-young) come here for a date in final episode 32 (full episode 16) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020), with her asking him for his opinion on which film project she should choose next.

Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) and Oh Soo-a (Kwon Na-ra) run into each other by chance and take a walk at this place in episode 7 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020). It is at this moment that Sae-ro-yi tells Soo-a why he likes her. In episode 8, Sae-ro-yi comes here again three times; to meet up with Kang Min-jung (Kim Hye-eun) and talk business on two occasions and also to see Oh Soo-a.

Lee Hye-young (Jung Ga-ram) and Hwang Sun-O (Song Kang) come here for a evening walk in episode 3 of Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019), sit down on the fortress wall for a while and think back to their childhood spend together.

In the first scene in episode 2 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18), Cha Dong-tak (Jo Jung-seok) asks reporter Song Ji-an (Hyeri of Girl’s Day) here not to report on a specific case in order to not hinder his work. In episode 20, both come back here for a late-night date… and kiss.

This location was featured in MBC’s mini-series/drama trilogy Three Colors of Fantasies (세가지 색 판타지)(2017), co-presented by Naver – in the second part of the third and final story, Queen of the Ring (반지의 여왕) (episode 8), this was where Park Se-geon (Ahn Hyo-seop) first ran into Kang Mi-joo (Yoon So-hee).

Baekbeom Plaza [백범광장공원]

Hwang Nam-goo (Kim Jong-hoon) confesses his feelings to a surprised Lee Yeon-seo (Kim Ga-eun) when both walk through Baekbeom Plaza [백범광장공원] in episode 8 of I Picked up a Star on the Road/I Picked Up a Celebrity from the Street (나는 길에서 연예인을 주웠다) (Oksusu, 2018).

After meeting up at Namsan Tower, Kim Moo-young (Seo In-guk) and Yoo Jin-Kang (Jung So-min) walk down to and across this plaza place in episode 13 of The Smile Has Left Your Eyes/Hundred Million Stars from the Sky (하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별) (tvN, 2018). She wanted to see the foliage. “But all the leaves have dropped,” she says. “Yes, it’s kind of spooky,” he responds to which she replies: “Still, this place is really nice. It’s open and spacious. I’m glad we took this path.” “Yes it’s nice, ” he confirms and after a pause he let’s her know: “My father apparently committed suicide.”

The NCI park picnics close to the Yi Si-young Statue [이시영선생상] that sits at this Fortress’ section in episode 5 of Criminal Minds (크리미널 마인드) (tvN, 2017) and have yet to notice [SPOILER] that the antrax bacteria is being released here.

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This is part of the 3rd course of the Hanyangdoseong (한양도성/漢陽都城) (literally The Seoul City Wall or Fortress Wall of Seoul — also known as Hanyang City Wall) [서울한양도성길3코스], which is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hoehyeon [Hoehyeon-dong/회현동], and is a 6.3 km long walk in total. Access to this section is via Namsan Park [남산공원].

The filming locations lie on the west starting point of this part of the fortress wall, alongside where the Baekbeom Plaza [백범광장공원] is also located. This square is dedicated to independent fighter Kim Gu, also known as Baek Beom (or Paikbum).

From the West starting point, you’ll walk toward Namsan Tower/N Seoul Tower [N서울타워], Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education [서울특별시교육청 교육연구정보원], and the famous Kim Sam-soon Stairs [삼순이 계단] as well as Namsan Park Fountain [남산공원분수대] (closed) and the Ahn Junggeun Memorial Museum [안중근의사기념관].

Hanyang City Wall is designated Historic Site No. 10.

Address of the Three Colors of Fantasies spot:
서울특별시 중구 남창동 205-179

Geolocations

Geolocation of Love Alarm, Three Colors of Fantasies scenes: 37.555247, 126.977534
Geolocation of kiss in Two Cops: 37.555201, 126.978508

Address of Baekbeom Plaza [백범광장공원]
서울특별시 중구 회현동1가

Getting here
Hoehyeon Station [회현역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 4/5.
Turn left into Toegyero 2gil, and keep walking to the end of the street until you get to the junction of Sowolro and Songparo. You’ll see the entrance of that part of the park across the road.

— submitted by Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, November 2017
Love Alarm added by Edwin
Itaewon Class added by Thom Musni

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  1. Also seen in Episode 8 of Itaewon Class

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