Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스]

Record of Youth (2020); Men Are Men (2020); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); Top Star Yoo-baek (2018-19); About Time (2018); Mrs Cop 2 (2016); My Fantastic Funeral (2015); The Greatest Love (2011); The Golden Bride (2007-08); Steal My Heart (1998)

Grand Peace Hall [경희대학교 평화의전당]

This university appears as ‘Myungwon University’ at which Daniel Choi (Song Jae-rim) gives a talk at Grand Peace Hall in episode 7 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19) that Gil O-sol (Kim You-jung) and her best friend Min Joo-yeon (Min Do-hee) attend. Jang Sun-gyeol (Yoon Gyun-sang) also comes here to confess his feelings to O-sol only to see how Daniel does the same and before him.

The drama awards ceremony that Yoo Baek (Kim Ji-Suk) attends in episode 1 of Top Star Yoo-Baek (톱스타 유백이) (tvN 2018-19) takes place here.

Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-Kyung) auditioned here for a part in a musical in episode 1 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018).

The awards show at which Dok Ko-jin (Cha Seung-won) is nominated for his film ‘Fighter’ in episode 10 of The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011) takes place at this venue. This is also where Ku Ae-jung’s (Kong Hyo-jin) former manager Sang (Jeong Man-sik) intervenes so that she cannot present the children’s award and Ko-jin pays the manager back physically when he finds out about it (and thus indirectly renounces at this award).

Also seen in episode 9 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020)

Kyunghee University Main Building [경희대학교 본관]

Kang Jun-woo (Song Chang-eui) thinks back to a happy moment during his student days with Ok Ji-young (Choi Yeo-jin) in episode 1 of The Golden Bride/Bride from Vietnam (황금신부) (SBS, 2007-08) when cleaning up his study books and finding a photo from that day.

KHU Central Library [경희대학교 중앙도서관]

On a visit to Hanguk University in episode 10 of Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020), Hwang Ji-woo (Yoon Hyun-min) brings Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) to the library in order to show her proof of their past lives (in the forms of Kang Jin-ho and Song Min-ju respectively).

It is inside this library that Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) and Kim Jae-min (Kim Tae-woo), the CEO of Gyeoroo Publishing, met for the first time as Eun-ho explains in an interview at Hesse Boulangerie 152 [헤세브랑제리152] in episode 2 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019).

Ko Yoon-jung (Kim Sung-ryoung) comes to this library in episode 3 of Mrs Cop 2 (미세스 캅 2) (SBS, 2016) to read up on scientific research on serial killers.

Also seen in Chuseok Special Drama — My Fantastic Funeral (나의 판타스틱한 장례식) (SBS, 2015).

Open Air Theater [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스노천극장]

Han Ye-rin (Kim Nam-joo) and Yoon Suk-chan (Park Shin-yang ) study at this university in Steal My Heart/Fascinate My Heart/Try to Snatch my Heart (내 마음을 뺏어봐) (SBS, 1998), as seen, for instance, in episode 2 when Suk-chan surprises Ye-rin at the old open air theater [경희대학교 노천극장]; now turned tennis court.


— So-hwi (Shin Min-a) studies here in My Mighty Princess (무림여대생) (2008)
— Sang-min (Jo In-sung) and Ji-hye (Son Ye-jin) run to this building under the rain in The Classic (클래식) (2003).


2PM (투피엠): ‘Promise (I’ll Be)’ (2016)
Apink (에이핑크)‘Only one [내가 설렐 수 있게]’ (2016)

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Kyung Hee University [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스], founded in 1949, is a private university with four campuses around South Korea (Seoul, Yongin, Hongneung and Gwangneung) and offers education from kindergarten to post-graduate level. The Seoul Campus of Kyung Hee University, which was established in 1954, is the university’s first campus. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hoegi [Hoegi-dong/회기동] in the Dongdaemun District [Dongdaemun-gu/동대문구]. Many actors and actresses as well as K-Pop stars also graduated from this university such as Gong Yoo, Han Ga-in, Kim Sun-A, Kim Yoo-ri, Lee Seung-hyung, Rain, as well as members of EXO, Super Junior and Big Bang.

The building seen in About Time is Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Hall [경희대학교 평화의전당], also known as the ‘Grand Auditorium’; situated on the Seoul Campus. It’s  frequently used as a venue for fanmeetings (e.g. Song Joong-ki’s 5th fanmeeting “The Day We Meet Again” [2016.04.17] and Park Bogum’s “For You to Blossom” fanmeeting [2018.04.01]). Note that only the exterior of this building appeared in About Time; the interior scenes were likely filmed somewhere else.

According to Naoko Abe’s book ‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms (cf. appendix, p. 316), this campus is one of the most popular places all over the world for cherry blossom viewing.

26 Kyunghee-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 동대문구 경희대로 26
(회기동 1-5)
Geolocation: 37.5953632, 127.0527612
Geolocation of Peace Hall: 37.598602, 127.052718
Geolocation Open Air Theater: 37.596621, 127.054338

Getting here
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Station [외대앞역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 1,5,6

— submitted by Toni
— Photos taken by © Toni, May 2017
Romance Is A Bonus Book; The Greatest Love; Mrs Cop, My Fantastic Funeral, The Golden Bride; The Classic, 2PM, Apink; Steal My Heart added by Marion KDL
Men Are Men added by Mich KDL
Record of Youth added by Florence

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