MBC Ilsan Dream Center [MBC일산드림센터]

Kokdu: Season of Deity (2023); Sponsor (2022); Second Husband (2021-22); The Veil (2021); Kairos (2020); Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018-19); A Daughter Just Like You (2015); Jang Bo-ri Is Here! (2014); The Greatest Love (2011); Still, Marry Me (2010); I Love You, Don't Cry (2008-09); Who Are You? (2008)

This is ‘Pilseong Hospital’ where Han Gye-jeol (Im Soo-hyang) starts to work in episode 1 of Kokdu: Season of Deity (Kkokduui Gyejeol/꼭두의 계절) (MBC, 2023).

Hyun Seung-hoon (Koo Ja-sung) has a meeting with Han Chae-rin (Han Chae-young) at this building in episode 1 of Sponsor/Desire (Seuponseo/스폰서) (MBN/iHQ, 2022) to talk about his participation in the supermodel survival context ‘Runway Homme Fatale’.

This is Daekook Group’s headquarters in Second Husband (두 번째 남편/Du Beonjjae Nampyeon) (MBC, 2021).

This is ‘Seomyeong University Hospital’ in Kairos (카이로스) (MBC, 2020). In episode 1, for instance, Han Ae-ri (Lee Se-young) enters the hospital with her mother to support her with her upcoming heart surgery. In episode 3, Han Ae-Ri visits the hospital to recover an item her mother left behind.

This is seen as the exterior of the RG Motors office, where Han San-hae (Shin Dong-wook) and Bok Seung-ah (Kwon Yu-ri) works in Dae Jang Geum Is Watching / The Great Jang-geum Is Watching / Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (대장금이 보고 있다) (MBC, 2018-19) — as seen in episode 24 (full episode 12) when Han Jung-sik (Kim Hyun-joon) picks Seung-ah up from work.

This is the headquarter of the home shopping channel run by Baek Min-seok (Lee Byung-joon) in A Daughter Just Like You (딱너같은딸) (MBC, 2015) — as first seen in episode 8.

Jang Bo-ri (Oh Yeon-seo) comes here to discuss the terms for the hanbok competition she will take part in in episode 12 of Jang Bo-ri Is Here!/Jang Bori Is Here/Come! Jang Bo-ri (왔다! 장보리) (MBC, 2014).

This building appears as ‘MBS Dream Center’ in The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011) — as seen in episodes 7, 9 and 12 for instance. This is also, for example, where Jenny (Lee Hee-jin) spots Lee Seung-gi (cameo by Lee Seung-gi) in episode 9 and they wear both the same scarf.

This is seen as the headquarters for broadcasting company ‘UBN’, where Lee Shin-young works as a reporter in The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry/Still, Marry Me (아직도 결혼하고 싶은 여자) (MBC, 2010); as seen in episode 1 when she is dropped off by her boyfriend after being proposed to. Later in the episode, Shin-young meets her boyfriend’s younger lover at the office cafe, and is asked to return the diamond ring she was given.

Jo Mi-soo (Lee Yoo-ri) invites Han Young-min (Lee Jung-jin) to a performance of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in episode 36 of I Love You, Don’t Cry/Don’t Cry My Love (사랑해, 울지마) (MBC, 2008-09) which takes place at this building.

This building appears as Cha Seung-hyo’s (Yoon Kye-sang) company ‘Blue Star’ in Who Are You? (Nuguseyo?/누구세요?) (MBC, 2008) from episode 1 onward.

Also seen in The Veil/Black Sun (Geom-eun Taeyang/검은 태양) (MBS, 2021 — Source)


The second host-in-chief election of Infinite Challenge (무한도전) was held at this location in 2008, with Yoo Jae-suk emerging as the winner.

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MBC Ilsan Dream Center [일산MBC드림센터], established in 2007, is the digital production center of South Korean television and radio network company Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (better known as MBC, 문화방송주식회사). It is located in Goyang’s neighborhood Janghang [Janghang-dong/ 장항동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구].

This is the second main building of MBC aside from their Headquarters [MBC문화방송 본사] in Seoul. Ministop – Ilsan Western Branch [미니스톱 일산웨스턴점] sits just across the road from here, and is walking distance on either direction of the street towards Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원] on one end, and the Jeongbalsan-ro Crossing [정발산로사거리] on the other.

There was also a branch of the cafe Coffee Prince [커피프린스] — named after the successful 2007 drama — here (which appeared in Still, Marry Me), however it appears to have been demolished as of 2016.

596 Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 고양시 일산동구 호수로 596
(장항동 869)
Geolocation: 37.655599, 126.770445

Getting here
Jeongbalsan Station [정발산역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(12 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 02/02/2023
Kairos added by a KDL Guest

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