KINTEX [킨텍스]

Young Lady and Gentleman (2021-22); Dali and Cocky Prince (2021); One The Woman (2021); The Devil Judge (2021); Money Game (2020); Babel (2019); Still 17 (2018); Chief Kim (2017); Father Is Strange (2017); Missing 9 (2017); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); Always Spring (2016-17); Defendant (2016); Beautiful Gong Shim (2016); Wanted (2016); The Promise (2016); The Master of Revenge (2016); Monster (2016); Goodbye Mr. Black (2016); Hyde, Jekyll & I (2015); Discovery of Love (2014); Misaeng (2014)

KINTEX Exhibition Center 1 [킨텍스 제1전시장]

This Exhibition Center appears as ‘Hanju Hospital’ where an eyewitness of Jo Yeon-joo’s (Lee Ha-nee/Lee Honey) accident is warded in a comatose state in episodes 4-5 of One The Woman (원 더 우먼) (SBS, 2021). It is also where Han Seung-wook/Alex Chang (Lee Sang-yoon) pays a visit in the hopes of receiving some information from the victim’s wife.

KINTEX Exhibition Center 2 [킨텍스 제2전시장]

Park Soo-cheol (Lee Jong-won) comes to the airport to pick up Anna Kim (Lee Il-hwa), who had just arrived from the US, in episode 5 of Young Lady and Gentleman/A Gentleman and a Young Lady (신사와 아가씨) (KBS2, 2021-22).

The interior is seen as the arrival hall of ‘Amsterdam Airport’ where Jin Moo-hak (Kim Min-jae) arrives at in episode 1 of Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021). It is also where he is (mistakenly) welcomed by Kim Dal-ri (Park Gyu-young). In episode 14, this is where Da-li’s uncle Kim Hong-chun (Lee Do-kyung) arrives from abroad too.

Kang Yo-han (Ji Sung) and Kim Ga-on (Park Jin-young, formerly of GOT7) cross paths at this place for the last time in final episode 16 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021). After saluting Ga-on, Yo-han then leaves into the unknown future.

Both Kang Tae-ha (Eric) and Nam Ha-jin (Sung Joon) have a business meeting at this place in final episode 16 of Discovery of Love/Discovery of Romance (연애의 발견) (KBS2, 2014). Seeing Ha-jin from afar makes Tae-ha (who still wears his couple ring) think of Han Yeo-reum (Jung Yu-mi).

Pororo Park [뽀로로파크 일산킨텍스점/일산뽀로로파크]
Floor 1, Exhibition Center 2

The childhood flashback in Still 17 / Thirty But Seventeen / 30 But 17 (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (SBS, 2018) was filmed here.

Other dramas filmed at KINTEx

Money Game (머니게임) (tvN, 2020); Babel (바벨) (TV Chosun, 2019); Chief Kim/Good Manager (김과장) (KBS2, 2017); Father Is Strange (아버지가 이상해) (KBS2, 2017); Missing 9/Missing Nine (미씽나인) (MBC, 2017); Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17); Always Spring (언제나 봄날) (MBC, 2016-17); Defendant (피고인) (SBS, 2016); Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀공심이) (SBS, 2016); Wanted (원티드) (SBS, 2016); The Promise/Heaven’s Promise (천상의 약속) (KBS2, 2016); The Master of Revenge/Master: God of Noodles (마스터-국수의 신) (KBS2, 2016); Monster (몬스터) (MBC, 2016); Goodbye Mr. Black (굿바이 미스터 블랙) (MBC, 2016); Hyde, Jekyll & I/Hyde Jekyll, Me (하이드 지킬, 나) (SBS, 2015); episode 4 of Misaeng/Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생) (tvN, 2014).

MovieS filmed here

Train to Busan/Busanhaeng (부산행) (2016) – Exhibition Hall 1 parking lot
Detective Agency (탐정사무소) (2016) – Exhibition Hall 1 toilet
The Advocate: A Missing Body(성난 변호사) (2015) – Exhibition Hall 2 lobby and underground parking lot

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KINTEX [킨텍스] —short for ‘Korea International Exhibition Center’ [한국국제전시장]— is considered to be “Korea’s largest international exhibition center“, located in Goyang’s neighborhood Daehwa [Daehwa-dong/대화동] in the Ilsanseo District [Ilsanseo-gu/일산서구].

The complex consists of two buildings: the first building (Exhibition Center 1) was completed in 2005 and the second (Exhibition Center 2) in 2011. The KINTEX Exhibition Hall 1 Bus Stop [킨텍스제1전시장] serves Exhibition Hall 1; Goyang Sports Complex [고양종합운동장] as well as KINTEX Onnuri Park [킨텍스 온누리공원] are located in the vicinity of this complex.

According to this 2017 Yonhap article, KINTEX is said to enjoy “steady popularity” as a filming location over the years, with approximately 170-180 shoots within that year alone. This is mostly due to its “state-of-the-art facilities, wide parking space, accessibility to Seoul, and convenient transportation”. For example, the KINTEX Lobby [킨텍스 로비] is frequently used in place of Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항] due to structural similarities.

Address of Exhibition Center 1
217-60 KINTEX-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 고양시 일산서구 킨텍스로 217-60
(대화동 2307)
Geolocation: 37.668805, 126.745928
(reference for the placemarker)

Address of Exhibition Center 2
217-59 KINTEX-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 고양시 일산서구 킨텍스로 217-59
(대화동 2700)
Geolocation: 37.664821, 126.741572

Getting here
Daehwa Station [대화역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(15 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
Still 17 added by Thom Musni

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