Korea House [한국의집 민속극장]

Hyena (2020); Vagabond (2019); One Spring Night (2019); Are You Human? (2018); Gap-dong (2014)

Secretary of Civil Affairs Yoon Han-ki (Kim Min-jong) invites Director General Ahn over to dinner at this place in episode 8 of Vagabond (배가본드) (SBS, 2019) and Chief Min Jae-sik (Jung Man-sik) joins them later on.

Yoo Ji-ho (Jung Hae-in) meets up at this venue for the first time with Lee Jung-in’s (Han Ji-min) mother Shin Hyung-sun (Gil Hae-yeon) and her two sisters Lee Seo-in (Lim Seong-eon) and Lee Jae-in (Joo Min-kyung) in episode 31 (full episode 16) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019).

The marriage meeting between Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon) and Seo Ye-na (Park Hwan-hee) takes place here in episode 10/11 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018). It is also here that Nam Shin III makes a show out of kissing Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) in a bid to reject the marriage.

Jang Chul-gon (Sung Dong-il) is asked to attend a meeting at this venue with the district attorney Park Joong-goo (Jung Won-joong) and the higher ups in the police department about the Gap-dong case in episode 4 of in episode 1 of Gap-dong/Gabdong, the Memories of Murder (Gapdongi/갑동이) (tvN, 2014).

Also seen in episode 10 of Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020).


The BTS Billboard’s Cover Shoot (2018) took place here.

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Korea House [한국의집 민속극장] offers an insight into Korea’s traditions and culture through immersive experience programmes and arts performances. It was originally Korea’s government reception hall in 1957, and went through a refurbishment in the late 70s-early 80s to reopen as the Korea House of today. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Pil [Pil-dong/필동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

The scene in Are You Human? was filmed at the Cheongwoojeong Pavillion [청우전고/聽雨亭], which was built in 1988. Its hanja words translate to ‘pavilion for listening to the rain’ – a place quiet and tranquil enough to be able to hear the soft patter of raindrops.

10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Pildong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 퇴계로36길 10
(필동2가 80-2)
Geolocation: 37.560304, 126.994707

Getting here
Chungmuro Station [충무로역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1 or 2

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni
— BTS Cover Shoot added by Marion KDL

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