Marronnier Park [마로니에공원]

Twelve Nights (2018); About Time (2018); Mystery Queen 2 (2018); Revolutionary Love (2017); The Liar and His Lover (2017); La Dolce Vita (2008); 9 End 2 Outs (2007); WInter Sonata (2002)

Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-soo) comes here in episode 2 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) on the third day of his short 4-days stay in Seoul in 2010 to visit his friend Park Sun-joo (Han Ji-eun) who rehearses for the ’17th Seoul Contemporary Dance Company Performance’ and they both have chat outside the Arko Arts Theater [아르코예술극장] and she shares her stage fright with Hyun-o.

Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) and his ex-girlfriend Kim Joon-ah (Kim Gyu-ri) talked about their past in this park, just outside of Arko Arts Theater [아르코예술극장] in episode 7 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018).

Detective Ha Wan-seung (Kwon Sang-woo) asks by-passers about a pervert case at this park in episode 13 of Mystery Queen 2/Queen of Mystery 2 (추리의 여왕 2) (KBS2, 2018).

In a flashback in episode 1 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑) (tvN, 2017), we see how Baek Joon (Kang So-Ra) has confessed here to Kwon Je-Hoon (Gong Myung).

The backdrop of the cafe where Yoon Soo-rim (Joy) shared her good news of being scouted at Sole N Music Agency to Kang Han-Kyeol (Lee Hyun-Woo) in episode 5 of The Liar and His Lover/Lovely Love Lie (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) (tvN, 2017).

Yoon Hye-jin (Oh Yeon-soo) comes here with a group of Japanese tourists in final episode 24 of La Dolce Vita/The Sweet Life (달콤한 인생) (MBC, 2008). When seeing break-dancers she is reminded of Lee Joon-soo (Lee Dong-wook).

A year before, Hong Nan-hee (Soo Ae) walks past here in episode 1 of 9 End 2 Outs/Two Outs in the Ninth Inning (9회말 2아웃) (MBC, 2007).

This is also where Jung Yoo-Jin (Choi Ji-Woo), on the way to her engagement party, sees Lee Min-Hyung (Bae Yong-Jun) walking by in episode 3 of Winter Sonata/Winter Love Story (겨울 연가/겨울연가) (KBS2, 2002-03); when everybody has thought that he was dead. Totally forgetting about her engagement party, she frantically runs after him and tries to find him. In vain.

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Marronnier Park [마로니에공원] is a public park located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Dongsung-dong [동숭동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It has at its center a symbolic marronnier (horse chestnut) tree — hence its name –, and all kinds of outdoor cultural event centers, sculpture exhibitions, and art centers are congregated in the area. One of the art spaces is ARKO Artist House [예술가의집], known from Introverted Boss (2017).

Address Marronier Park [마로니에공원]

104 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로 104 (동숭동)
(동숭동 1-124)
Geolocation: 37.580364, 127.002803
Geolocation Winter Sonata: 37.580974, 127.002623
Geolocation La Dolce Vita: 37.580740, 127.002872

Address Arko Arts Theater

서울 종로구 대학로8길 7
(동숭동 1-111)
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.

Getting here

Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2
 
— submitted by Csteffiejoi
Revolutionary Love, 9 End 2 Outs; La Dolce Vita; Winter Sonata added by Marion KDL
About Time added by Toni

2 reviews

  1. been here and i must say ITS A MUST PLACE TO VISIT!!

    so beautiful 🙂

  2. Also seen in episode 2 of Liar & Lover

    HI! I’m pretty sure this is also where Soo-rim waits for Han-Kyeol in episode 2 and meets his singer-songwriter father who plays his guitar here and asks Soo-rim to sing along. I love the funky sculptures and the red brick buildings of this place.

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