Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri [임진각평화누리]

My Unfamiliar Family (2020); The Wind Blows (2019); The Third Charm (2018); Still 17 (2018)

Hill of Wind [임진각관광지 바람의언덕]

After the contract signing at P&F in episode 10 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020), Park Chan-hyuk (Kim Ji-seok) mentions to Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) that there’s a place he wants to go to while at the area. She insists on joining him at this park instead of going to the printer.

Young Kwon Do-hoon (Ahn Dong-goo) and Lee Soo-jin (Jung Da-eun) came to this hill on a date as seen in episode 11 of The Wind Blows (바람이 분다) (JTBC, 2019).

Imjingak [임진각/臨津閣]

This is where the Grand Final Night Classic Festival takes place in episodes 24-25 of Still 17 / Thirty But Seventeen / 30 But 17 (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (SBS, 2018) and where Woo Seo-ri (Shin Hye-sun) and Gong Woo-jin (Yang Se-jong) share their first kiss.

Pyeonghwa Land [평화랜드]

On Joon-young (Seo Kang-joon) and Lee Young-jae (E-som) come here for their ‘date’ in episode 1 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018), where they go on the Super Viking, bumper cars and chair swing. Young-jae returns here in final episode 16 when recalling her past memories with Joon-young.

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Imjingak [임진각/臨津閣] is a park located along the banks of Imjin River in the villlage of Majeong [Majeong-ri/마정리] in Paju’s Musan Township [Munsan-eup/문산읍]. It was built in 1972 as a hopeful bridge between those separated by the Korean War, as it is just 7km away from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). It is now a key location for those keen on learning more about the Korea War, as it has various sites and monuments pertaining to it. In 2021, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected this park as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2021-2022.

It is also known as Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri/Imjingak Resort [임진각평화누리/임진각국민관광지], and Pyeonghwa Land [평화랜드] — or ‘Peace Land’ — amusement park is one of the attractions within. Nuri Peace Park [임진각 평화누리공원] takes 30th place in CNN’s 2019 list of 50 beautiful places to visit in South Korea.

Address Hill of Wind
1355 Majeong-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 파주시 문산읍 마정리 1355
Geolocation: 37.892963, 126.744350

Address of Imjingak
148-53, Imjingak-ro, Majeong-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 파주시 문산읍 임진각로 177
(문산읍 마정리 1316)
Geolocation: 37.892229, 126.743231

Address of Pyeonghwa Land
148-33 Imjingak-ro, Majeong-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 문산읍 임진각로 148-33
(문산읍 마정리 1320-1)
Geolocation: 37.890189, 126.741740

Getting here
Depending on which mode you choose, the journey to Imjingak from Seoul can take up to 2-3 hours.

Train: Munsan Station (문산역), Gyeongui Jungang Line. There’s a tourist train bound for Dorasan that runs at certain times of the day. If you plan to take it, alight at Imjingak River station. Check for timings here.

Bus: Alternatively, take red bus 9710 from Seoul station or Gwanghwamun station (exit 6) for close to 2 hours and alight at Munsan Station bus stop (문산역 정류장). From there, take village bus 58 for about 34 stops (~45 mins) to the Imjingak bus stop (임진각 정류장).

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, October 2018

Still 17 added by Thom Musni
My Unfamiliar Family added by Chelle
The Wind Blows added by Marion KDL

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Pyeonghwa Land: Summer/Peak Season - April-May, August-October: 10:40AM-18:50PM -- Winter/Low season (January-March, June-July, November-December): 10:40AM-17:30PM -- Note: Hours may vary according to the weather/public holidays -- Imjingak: Free entry to park