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

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); Two Cops (2017); Three Colors of Fantasies III (2017); Criminal Minds (2017)

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.

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).

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).

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

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This is part of the 3rd course of the Seoul Fortress Wall or Hanyang City Wall (서울한양도성길3코스), which is located in the neighborhood of Hoehyeon-dong [회현동], Seoul, 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 of which the Baekbeom Plaza [백범광장공원] is also located. This square is dedicated to independent fighter Kim Gu, also known as Baek Beom.

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].

Hanyang City Wall is designated Historic Site No. 10.

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


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
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, November 2017
Two Cops (2017-18) added by Marion KDL
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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