Myeongdong 8-gil [명동8길]
Seo Do-hyun (Jung Jin-young) and Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) walk down this street while on a date in episode 9 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019), and stop in front of a food cart just opposite H&M to buy egg bread.
Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) and Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) walk through this street on their date in episode 15 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).
In a flashback, Han Dong-min (Kim Jin-woo) publicly reveals Choi Hee-jin (Yoo In-na) as his girlfriend in front of then-M Plaza (now Forever 21/6ixty8ight), located on this street in episode 9 of Queen In-Hyun’s Man (인현왕후의 남자) (tvN, 2012).
Kang Tae-bong (Lee Min-ki) tears Oh Dal-ja (Cha Rim) behind him when running through this street in episode 2 of Dal-ja’s Spring/Dalja’s Springtime/Spring of Dal-ja (달자의 봄) (KBS2, 2007) to get away from the mobsters send by his grandfather.
Myeongdong Shopping Streets [명동쇼핑거리] are a major hub to go shopping for clothes and beauty products in Seoul. These streets take up the major part of Seoul’s neighborhood Myeong [Myeong-dong/명동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. The shops seen in Devilish Joy are Aritaum, Nature Republic and JC Jayjun, among others.
In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected ‘Myeong-dong Street’ as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020.
Geolocation: 37.562353, 126.984801
— submitted by Marion and Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, November 2017 & May 2018