Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri [임진각평화누리]

The Third Charm (2018); Still 17 (2018)

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. 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

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
Still 17 added by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, October 2018

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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