Hyowon Park [효원공원]

Moon Lovers (2016); The King 2 Hearts (2012); Bridal Mask (2012)

Wolhwawon Garden [월화원]

This garden appears as parts of the palace in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인-보보경심 려) (SBS, 2016). It is where Wang So (Lee Joon-ki) and Hae-Soo (Lee Ji-Eun/IU) share a conversation in episode 5, and where Hae-soo throws a birthday party for tenth prince Wang Eun’s (Byun Baek-Hyun/ Baekhyun from EXO-K) birthday in episode 7.

Lee Jae-ha (Lee Seung-gi) meets up with John Mayer/Kim Bong-goo (Yoon Je-moon) at this garden in episode 16 of The King 2 Hearts (더킹 투하츠) (MBC, 2012) and tries to negotiate with him.

Also seen in episode 11 of Bridal Mask/Gaksital (각시탈) (KBS2, 2012).

Movies Filmed Here

Memories of the Sword (협녀: 칼의 기억) (2015)

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Hyowon Park [효원공원], built in 1994, is a public park located in Suwon’s neighborhood Ingye [Ingye-dong/인계동] in the Paldal District [Paldal-gu/팔달구]. The park sits in walking distance to/from Cafe Bluehip [카페블루힙]. The Gyeonggi Cultural Center [경기도 문화의 전당], with its outdoor theater [경기아트센터 야외극장], is also located here.

The park centers on the concept of hyo or filial piety (효/孝) and aims to “awaken the feelings of filial piety in growing children“. This is why various statues based on this theme can be found around the park.

Wolhwawon Garden [월화원], located at the park’s north-western point, is probably its best known attraction. This garden, which was opened to the public in April 2006, was modeled after traditional Chinese private gardens from China’s Guangdong Province based on a 2003 ‘memorandum of agreement’ that was established to strengthen the friendship between the provincial governments of Gyeonggi-do and Chinese Guangdong [广东省]. One feature occasionally seen at such traditional gardens is, for instance, round windows or doors, also known as moon windows or moon gates.

397 Dongsuwon-ro, Ingye-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 수원시 팔달구 동수원로 397
(인계동 1117)
Geolocation: 37.264175, 127.038222
Geolocation of Wolhwawon Garden: 37.265164, 127.037720

Getting here
Suwon City Hall Station [수원시청역], Suin-Bundang Line, Exit 10
(14 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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Hyowon Park: Daily 00:00~24:00 Wolhwawon Garden: Daily 09:00~22:00