Hapcheon Image Theme Park [합천영상테마파크]

Eve (2022); Again My Life (2022); Snowdrop (2021-22); The Devil Judge (2021); Undercover (2021); Youth of May (2021); Navillera (2021); Times (2021); L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (2021); KBS Drama Special: Modern Girl (2020); Alice (2020); Men Are Men (2020); Search: WWW (2019); Different Dreams (2019); Mister Sunshine (2018); Hwayuki (2017-18); Secret Forest (2017); Chicago Typewriter (2017); Girls' Generation 1979 (2017); Bridal Mask (2012); Lights and Shadows (2011-12); East of Eden (2008-09); Capital Scandal (2007); Seoul 1945 (2006); Fashion 70s (2005)

This park appears as part of Seoul in Snowdrop (설강화) (JTBC, 2021-22) — as seen first in episode 1.

This theme park is seen as part of the Seoul neighborhood that Hwang Hee-tae (Lee Do-hyun) lives in, along with various other places, in Youth of May (오월의 청춘) (KBS2, 2021) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

Shim Deok-chul (Park In-hwan) thinks back to when he saw a ballet dancer for the first time (at a dance school located at this park) in his life as a kid and directly fell in love with this dance in episode 1 of Navillera/Like A Butterfly (나빌레라) (tvN, 2021). But then his father told him that this wasn’t a sport he should ever think of as a boy.

Ha Neul Ae Goo-reum (Lee Da-hee) chases Ji-O (Kim Rae-won) and Yi-son (Kim Sung-oh) towards a railway bridge here in episode 1 of L.U.C.A.: The Beginning / LUCA (루카: 더 비기닝) (tvN, 2021), and eventually spots Ji-O falling from a building’s rooftop.

Goo Shin-deuk (Jin Ji-hee) and her handmaid Young-yi (Kim Si-eun) walk along the streets here in KBS Drama Special: Modern Girl (모단걸) (KBS2, 2020), which is set around the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea. The ‘Jongno Police Station’ building, which Young-yi is captured to, is also here.

When Kim Man-Bok (Lee Soon-Jae) explains his love story with his wife to Goo Ra-Ra (Go Ara) in episode 11 of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020), he explains how they once missed each other many years ago when he (portrayed by Lee Jae-wook) suggested through a letter to meet young Shim Sun-Ja (portrayed by Go Ara) at the restaurant ‘Geuseong Coffee Shop’, which is located at this park, but she never showed up. They only run into each other years later in front of ‘Jeil Music Shop’; also located here.

Renowned physician Dr Jang Dong-sik (Jang Hyun-sung) is murdered in his own home by a time-traveler (Park In-soo), an act that is witnessed by his young daughter, in episode 1 of Alice (Aelliseu/앨리스) (SBS, 2020)

The past lives scenes in Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020) were filmed here: likely those in the 1920/30s and 1970s.

Parts of this park appears as Shanghai in episode 1 of Different Dreams (이몽) (MBC, 2019), where Kim Won-bong (Yoo Ji-tae) meets up with an informant.

This is where all the 1930s scenes in Chicago Typewriter (시카고 타자기) (tvN, 2017) were filmed– as, for instance, in episode 9.

Lots of scenes in Girls’ Generation 1979/Lingerie Girls’ Generation (란제리 소녀시대) (KBS2, 2017) were also filmed here. The pharmacy at which Joo Young-choon (Lee Jong-hyun of CNBLUE) works, for instance, is situated here.

Also seen in Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018), Hwayuki/Hwayugi/A Korean Odyssey (tvN, 2017-18); Secret Forest/Stranger (비밀의 숲) (tvN, 2017); Bridal Mask/Gaksital (각시탈) (KBS2, 2012); Lights and Shadows (빛과 그림자) (MBC, 2011-12); East of Eden (에덴의 동쪽) (MBC, 2008-09); Capital Scandal (경성 스캔들) (KBS2, 2007); Seoul 1945 (서울1945) (KBS, 2006); Fashion 70s/Fashion 70’s (패션 70/패션 70’s) (SBS, 2005).

Cheongwadae / Blue House [청와대] replica

The scenes for the following dramas were filmed at this theme park’s Blue House replica:

Eve/Ibeu (이브) (tvN, 2022); as seen in episode 1 when Seo Eun-pyeong (Lee Sang-yeob) comes to the presidential office to speak to the President himself.

Again My Life (어게인 마이 라이프) (SBS, 2022); as seen in episode 1 when Jo Tae-seob (Lee Geung-young) visits his son-in-law, President Heo Jae-geun (Ryu Jin), at the presidential office.

The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021); as seen, for instance, in episode 3.

Undercover (Eondeokeobeo/언더커버) (JTBC, 2021); as seen, for instance, in episode 8.

Times (Taimjeu/타임즈) (OCN, 2021); as seen in episode 5 whenSeo Jung-in (Lee Joo-young) meets with President Seo Ki-tae (Kim Young-chul).

Designated Survivor: 60 Days (60일, 지정생존자) (tvN, 2019); as briefly seen in episode after the explosion at the National Assembly.

Search: WWW/Type in Search Word: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW) (tvN, 2019); as seen in episode 8 and 15.

Terrius Behind Me/My Secret Terrius (내 뒤에 테리우스) (MBC, 2018); as seen in episode 24 as the office of ‘The Voice’.

MOVIES FILMED HERE

Rosebud (그대 이름은 장미) (2019)
The Last Princess (덕혜옹주/Deokhye-ongju) (2016)
My Way (마이 웨이) (2011)
Sunny (써니/Sseoni) (2011)
Modern Boy (모던 보이/Modeon Boi) (2008)
Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (태극기 휘날리며) (2004)
Hakuji no Hito (道 〜白磁の人〜/백자의 사랑: 조선의 흙이 되다) (1999)

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Hapcheon Image Theme Park [합천영상테마파크], established in 2003, is a film set co-owned by KBS and MBC that reproduces scenes of Seoul in different time periods. Where KBS’ section concentrates on the time period of the 1930s-1960s, the MBC section concentrates on the 1970s and 1980s.

It is located in the village of Gaho [Gaho-ri/가호리] in the county of Hapcheon-gun [합천군], a little east of the city of Hapcheon, and around 4hrs 30mins south of Seoul by public transport. It is open to the public and an admission fee applies. More information can be found here.

The replica of the Blue House, or Cheongwadae (sometimes also Cheong Wa Dae) [청와대] — the office and official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea; similar to the White House in Washington D.C — is located here. The name ‘Cheong Wa Dae’ is derived from its blue tiles, and can be literally translated as the “pavilion of blue tiles”. It is designed as a modern re-interpretation of a hanok.

Address
757 Hapcheonhosu-ro, Yongju-myeon, Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
경상남도 합천군 용주면 합천호수로 757
(용주면 가호리 256)
Geolocation: 35.5492109,128.07312

— submitted by a KDL Guest, updated by Mich & Marion KDL; last updated 02/06/2022
— Photo taken by © Korean_Pathfinder, 2019

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Summer: 09:00 to 18:00 (March to October) Winter season: 09: 00-17: 00 (November-February) Entry fee adults: 5,000