Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역]

The Interest of Love (2022-23); Twelve Nights (2018); Beethoven Virus (2008); Sandglass (1995)

When Ha Sang-soo (Yoo Yeon-seok) and Ahn Soo-young (Moon Ga-young) sit on a train —coming from a funeral and on their way back home— approaching this station in episode 9 of The Interest of Love (Sarang-ui Ihae/사랑의 이해) (JTBC, 2022-23), Sang-soo suggest that they get out of the train here to enjoy the seaside for a bit. When both sit at the station at night waiting for the next train to finally return home, he asks her if she is truly happy and she replies with asking if she should break-up with Jeong Jong-hyun (Jung Ga-ram) — his reaction makes them stay on the platform while the train leaves.

When meeting for the 12th time in episode 12 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018), Han Yoo-kyung (Han Seung-yeon) says her final goodbye to Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-soo) at this station.

After picking up Du Ru-mi (Lee Ji-a) from her trip, Kang Ma-E (Kim Myung-min) tells her at this station that everyone was temporary fired and makes her practice her violin in episode 12 of Beethoven Virus (베토벤 바이러스) (MBC, 2008).

Yoon Hye-rin (Go Hyun-jung) waits for the train here and when it arrives at the station, she is arrested by police men in The Hourglass/Sandglass (모래시계) (SBS, 1995).

TVC filmed here

Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: GANGNEUNG (2020) for ‘Imagine your Korea’ by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).

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Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역], established in 1962, is a small train station that is known for having a very close distance to the sea (the closest in South Korea) and for its sunrise view. It is served by the Korail Yeongdong Line and the Sea Train [바다열차] and is located in the village Jeongdongjin [Jeongdongjin-ri/정동진리] in Gangneung’s Gangdong Township [Gangdong-myeon/강동면].

17 Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do
강원도 강릉시 강동면 정동역길 17
(강동면 정동진리 303)
Geolocation: 37.691417, 129.032940

Getting here
Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역], Yeongdong Line / Sea Train [바다열차]

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 19/01/2023

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