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 at the Grand Peace Hall.
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 ‘Figther’ 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).
KHU Central Library [경희대학교 중앙도서관]
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).
Sang-min (Jo In-sung) and Ji-hye (Son Ye-jin) come running to this building under the rain in The Classic (클래식) (2003).
— 2PM (투피엠) (2016) ‘Promise (I’ll Be)’ MV
— Apink (에이핑크) (2016) ‘Only one [내가 설렐 수 있게]’
Kyung Hee University [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스], founded in 1949, is a private university with four campuses (Seoul, Yongin, Hongneung and Gwangneung). It ensures education from kindergarten to post-graduate level. The Seoul Campus of Kang Hee University is the university’s first campus, established in 1954. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hoegi [Hoegi-dong/회기동] in the Dongdaemun District [Dongdaemun-gu/동대문구].
The building seen in About Time, is Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Hall [경희대학교 평화의전당], also known as ‘Grand Auditorium’; situated on the Seoul Campus. Only the exterior was shown in About Time, the interior scenes where filmed somewhere else.
This building is also 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]). 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.
26 Kyunghee-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 동대문구 경희대로 26
Geolocation: 37.5953632, 127.0527612
Geolocation Peace Hall: 37.598602, 127.052718
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 Classic, 2PM, Apink added by Marion KDL