Mt. Seongheungsan Love Tree [성흥산 사랑나무]

Missing: The Other Side (2020); Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020); My Country: The New Age (2019); Hotel Del Luna (2019); The Crowned Clown (2019); The Undateables (2018); I'm Not A Robot (2017-18); The King in Love (2017); My Sassy Girl (2017); Six Flying Dragons (2015); Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013); The Great Seer (2012-13); Faith (2012); Scent of a Woman (2011); Yebaek (2011); The Iron Empress (2009); Iljimae (2008); Painter of the Wind (2008); The Great King Sejong (2008)

The Queen (Park Eun-hye) comes to this ‘Sacred Tree’ (how it appears here) to pray for her son Crown Prince Yi Hon (Song Geon-hee) to recover from his sickness in episode 1 of Mystic Pop-up Bar (쌍갑포차) (JTBC, 2020). Later, young Wol-ju (Park Si-eun) will end her life at the tree. In episode 11, the Crown Prince is seen grieving under this tree for Wol-ju.

Seo Hwi (Yang Se-jong) and Han Hee-jae (Seol Hyun) come to this tree while looking for the kite that Seo Hwi’s sisters Seo Yeon (Cho Yi-hyun) had lost while flying it at Gungnamji Pond [궁남지] in episode 2 of My Country: The New Age (나의 나라) (JTBC, 2019). After having found the kite, they stay watching light lanterns from here that are send off from the pond.

Jang Man-wol (IU/ Lee Ji-Eun) thinks back to a time in episode 5 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019), when she and Yeon Woo (Lee Tae-sun) stood under this tree and he promised her to built a house of this favorite tree of hers.

The Queen Yoo So-woon (Lee Se-young) sends her father off to his exile under this tree in episode 2 of The Crowned Clown (왕이 된 남자) (tvN, 2019).

In episode 3 of The Undateables/Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (훈남정음) (SBS, 2018), when his father tells him to stop obsessing over toys, Hoon-Nam (Namgung Min) thinks back to a moment when he was a kid and waited for his father under this tree and his father came with a toy robot as a present.

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.

[SPOILER] In final episode 24 of Faith/The Great Doctor (Sin-ui/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-sun) upon his return in the final scene.

In episode 1 of Iljimae/Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief (일지매) (SBS, 2008), young Il Ji-Mae/Yong-Yi comes here with his father Soe-Dol (Lee Moon-Sik) who apologizes to his son for being poor and uneducated. In the same episode, this is also where Yong-yi gets taken away and his antagonized father hides behind this tree to see him off. In episode 4, adult Il Ji-Mae/Yong-Yi is back at this place and regains his memory.

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 episode 1 of Missing: The Other Side (미씽: 그들이 있었다) (OCN, 2020); My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀) (SBS, 2017); Six Flying Dragons (육룡이 나르샤) (SBS, 2015); Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (장옥정, 사랑에 살다) (SBS, 2013); 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); Painter of the Wind/Garden of the Wind (바람의 화원) (SBS, 2008).

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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 Buyeo County’s [Buyeo-gun] village of Gunsa-ri [군사리] in the Imcheon Township [Imcheon-myeon/임천면]; 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).

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
Six Flying Dragons; Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love added by Tatyana

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  1. Also the last scene of “Faith” (aka The Great Doctor), with Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee-Sun

    1. thank you Serena! we already have it listed, under ‘Faith (Sin-ui/신의) (SBS, 2012)’ 🙂 will update it to say ‘The Great Doctor’ as well!

  2. tree also in "Six Flying dragons" + "Jang Ok JunG"


    1. Many thanks for the additions, Tatyana! It is nice to get that timespan (2013-2016) a bit filled up.

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