Gosanjeong Pavilion [고산정/ 孤山亭]

The Tale of Nokdu (2019); Mister Sunshine (2018)

Jeon Nok-du (Jang Dong-yoon), Dong Dong-ju (Kim So-hyun) and Aeng-doo (Park Da-yeon) come here for a picnic in episode 13 (full episode 7) of The Tale of Nokdu (조선로코 녹두전) (KBS2, 2019), with both Nok-du and Dong-ju bickering through a boat ride. When Dong-ju thinks that Nok-du is drowning and she runs to save him, she realizes that she doesn’t know Nok-du’s name.

In episode 2 of Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018), Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) comes to the river bank opposite of this pavilion and remembers how he hid as a child in the boat at the footbridge. He then sits down at a restaurant close-by and gets served baeksuk. In episode 10, Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri) and Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) take a walk on the frozen river located in front of this place and he tells her Joseon times origins and the reason why he fled to North America.

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Gosanjeong Pavilion [고산정/ 孤山亭] was built by a scholar called Geum Nan-su (1530-1599; however, some sources say he died in 1604), who lived during the mid-Joseon era. He was a student of writer and philosopher Yi Hwang (이황/ 李滉), also known as Toegye). It is said that Geum built this pavilion in 1564, or the 19th year of King Myeongjong’s reign, and became a place where many of the scholars, including Toegye-seonsaeng himself, came to visit because of the beautiful scenery.

The pavilion is located in the village of Gasong [Gasong-ri/가송리] in Andong’s township of Dosan [Dosan-myeon/도산면].

177-42 Gasong-gil, Dosan-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경북 안동시 도산면 가송길 177-42
(도산면 가송리 447)
Geolocation: 36.767715, 128.892121

— submitted by Marion KDL

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