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.
Imjingak [임진각/臨津閣] is a park located along the banks of Imjin River in the city of Paju. 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. 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.
Address of Imjingak
148-53, Imjingak-ro, Majeong-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 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
(경기도 파주시 문산읍 마정리 1320-1)
Geolocation: 37.890189, 126.741740
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
— Still 17 added by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, October 2018