Ilsan Cultural Park [일산문화공원]

Start-Up (2020); Hyena (2020); My First First Love (2019); Abyss (2019); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); A-Teen (2018); Familiar Wife (2018); Should We Kiss First (2018); Eulachacha Waikiki (2018); Longing Heart (2018); While You Were Sleeping (2017); Personal Taste (2010); Brilliant Legacy (2009)

A young Seo Dal-mi (Heo Jung-eun) sits on a bench at this park after her fight with her sister, and speaks to her father (Kim Joo-hun) over the phone in episode 1 of Start-Up (스타트업) (tvN/Netflix, 2020), after his successful meeting with the venture capital company.

A netizen reads the public polls about the outcome of the ‘White Scandal’ lawsuit at this park in episode 1 of Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020).

Choi Hun (Kang Tae-oh) and Oh Ga-rin (Choi Ri) run across this overpass, after narrowly escaping Ga-rin’s family’s staff members in episode 10 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). While catching their breath, Hun apologetically confesses to Ga-rin that he was the one who’d alerted her personal assistant to her whereabouts, as the money was tempting, and he’d desperately needed it.

Ko Se-yeon (Park Bo-Young) and Cha Min (Ahn Hyo-seop of One O One) eat triangle kimbaps on a bench at this park in episode 2 of Abyss (어비스) (tvN, 2019).

Inspired by author Kang Byeong-jun’s letter in the re-release of his book ‘April 23’, two young men help a grandmother while walking through this park in episode 16 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019).

After a company dinner/karaoke session, Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) and Seo Woo-jin (Han Ji-min) walk on the shopping street opposite this park, in episode 4 of Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018). Just then, a motorcyclist rushes towards Woo-jin, and Joo-hyuk reaches out to pull her to safety. Both are stunned when they realised Joo-hyuk had called her affectionately (“Woo-jin ah!”).

Eun Kyung-soo (Oh Ji-ho) passes through this park while on the phone with Baek Ji-min (Park Si-yeon) in episode 10 of Should We Kiss First/ Shall We Kiss First (키스 먼저 할까요) (SBS, 2018).

Bong Doo-sik (Son Seung-won) pleads Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung) not to play the male-lead in the adult film with Mal-eum (Han Bo-bae) in episode 7 of Eulachacha Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki/Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키) (JTBC, 2018) and confesses that she is his first love. In episode 8, Doo-sik walks through this park with Mal-eum, wanting to confess his feelings to her only to be swiftly taken to the ground with a Krav Maga swing by her upon touching her wrist; a situation that takes place right before Caffe Rosetta [까페로제타].

Kang Shin-woo (Lee Jung-shin of CNBLUE) and Han Ji-soo (Lee Yul-eum) venture from this park into a shopping street — that leads toward Western Dom Shopping Mall [웨스턴돔 A동] — on their date in episode 10 of My First Love/ Longing Heart (애간장) (OCN, 2018).

Nam Hong-joo (Bae Suzy) walks through this park in episode 3 of While You Were Sleeping (2017) (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017). When seeing a girl that has lost a balloon (hanging now in a tree) she tells her that a guy with long legs — Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk), of course — will soon show up and help her retrieve her balloon.

Jeon Jin-Ho (Lee Min-Ho) has a drink with his colleagues No Sang-Jun (Jung Sung-Hwa) and Kim Tae-hoon (Im Seul-ong) at an outdoor pojangmacha at this park at the end of episode 10 of Personal Taste/Personal Preference (개인의 취향) (MBC, 2010) and Tae-hoon challenges Jin-ho in a drinking game over his crush Na Hye-mi (Choi Eun-seo).

Ko Eun-seong (Han Hyo-joo) comes here in episode 19 of Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) after she found out that her stepmother betrayed her for money.

Web Drama filmed here

The gang watches a busking performance here in the last episode of web drama A-Teen/Eighteen (에이틴)  (Playlist Studio, 2018).

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Ilsan Cultural Park [일산문화공원] is located in district Goyang’s neighborhood of Janghang-dong [장항동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구]. The overpass — which connects to Ilsan Lake Park — crosses the Cheongwon Officetel Intersection [청원오피스텔삼거리].

Geolocation: 37.658498, 126.770720
Geolocation — overpass: 37.657908, 126.767831
Geolocation — Shining Inheritance: 37.658311, 126.771029
Geolocation — Longing Heart/Familiar Wife: 37.657899, 126.771068
Geolocation — Personal Taste: 37.658617, 126.769784

Getting here
Jeongbalsan Station [정발산역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
Get out of the exit and you are right in the park.

— submitted by Marion KDL
Familiar Wife, A-Teen, My First First Love, Start-Up added by Mich KDL
Abyss added by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Xinnz, August 2018

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  1. In Episode 2 of Abyss(어비스) was also filmed here.

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