In episode 40 of The King In Love/The King Loves (왕은 사랑한다) (MBC, 2017), Wang Won (Im Shi Wan former member of ZE:A), is seen standing in front of a giant tree as he narrates in a voiceover “That day, the new king climbed a hill and waited for someone for a long time”. He gazes down at Eun San (Im Yoon Ah) and Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), and stares at them from a distance as they bow down to their new king. In the following moment, he watches Rin and San with a bittersweet smile as they turn to walk away.
Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-bin) and Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) clear up their misunderstanding underneath this tree (and a beautiful meteor shower) in episode 26/27 of I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18), which ends with a kiss.
In final episode 24 of Faith (신의) (SBS, 2012), Choi Young (Lee Min-Ho) fights his last fight with Ki Cheol (Yu Oh-Seong) underneath this tree. This is also where Choi Young reunites with Yoo Eun-Soo (Kim Hee-Seon) upon his return in the final scene.
This tree became famous with The Great King Sejong (대왕세종 / 대왕 세종) (KBS2, 2008) where it was seen in the last scene of final episode 86.
It was also featured in My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀) (SBS, 2017); The Great Seer (대풍수) (SBS, 2012-13); Scent of a Woman (여인의향기) (SBS, 2011); Gye-Baek/Gyebaek (계백) (MBC, 2011); The Iron Empress (천추태후) (KBS2, 2009); Iljimae (일지매) (SBS, 2008); Painter of the Wind/Garden of the Wind (바람의 화원) (SBS, 2008).
Mt. Seongheungsan Love Tree [성흥산 사랑나무] is a Zelkova tree that is around 400 years old. It is situated on Mt. Seongheungsan [성흥산] and is part of the Garimseong Fortress, Buyeo (formerly, Seongheungsanseong Fortress) [부여 가림성] — Historic Site No.4 (designated 01.21.1963) –, a fortress from the Baekje era.
All of these sites are located in the village of Gunsa-ri [군사리] in the province of Buyeo-gun, around 3,5 hrs south of Seoul by public transport. An annual New Year’s celebration is held here on January 1st (at General Yu Geum-phil’s Shrine).
Address: 충남 부여군 임천면 성흥로97번길 167
(임천면 군사리 산 1-1)
Geolocation: 36.196834, 126.899938
— submitted by Marion KDL
— My Sassy Girl added by deanekitty29
— The King in Love added by Ros R