Guryong Neighborhood Park [구룡근린공원]

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019); Touch Your Heart (2019); Because This Is My First Life (2017)

In episode 13 of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019-20), Gu Jun-hwi (Kim Jae-young) and Kim Cheong-a (Seol In-a) come here in this park to talk about the repayment contract for the camera that she broke. Cheong-a asks Jun-hwi if he knows someone in the higher ups where she could beg to have the camera paid in installments. She remembers the person who gave fruits basket to Baek Rim which happens to be Chief Secretary Cha Kang-su. Jun-hwi then discovers that his cousin Do Jin-woo (Oh Min-seok) was involved in a car accident.

Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) cries her heart out at this park at the beginning of episode 14 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019).

Feeling giddy about last night’s event when Woo Soo-ji (Esom) showed interest in him, Ma Sang-goo (Park Byung-eun) walks at this park in episode 8 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017), as he greets everyone he meet and dances as passersby join him in his musical sequence, which was replicated from a scene in the 2009 American film (500) Days of Summer.

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Guryong Neighborhood Park [구룡근린공원] is a triangle-shaped public park located close to the western end of Seoul’s neighborhood Sangam [Sangam-dong/상암동], in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].

The centerpiece of this park is the sculpture ‘Millennium Eye’ (밀레니엄 아이) created by artists Lee Bae-gyeong, Yoo Young-ho and Na Jeom-su, and was unveiled to the public on November 9, 2010. With 142 stainless steel balls that reflect their surroundings, this 23 meter-tall sculpture is considered as the symbolic landmark of Digital Media City.

Address
313-3 Gayang-daero, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 마포구 상암동 313-3
Geolocation: 37.582996, 126.883845

Getting here
Susaek Station [수색역], Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Exit 1
(ca. 20 min. walk; best to take a bus/taxi from here)

— submitted by Marion KDL and Chelle

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