Myeongmul-gil [명물길]

My Fellow Citizens! (2019); A-Teen (2018); Rich Family's Son (2018); Hwayuki (2017-18); Chicago Typewriter (2017); The Sound of Your Heart (2016-17)

As Yang Jung-guk (Choi Si-won) keeps watch from the second floor of a restaurant, the Intelligent Crimes team keeps watch on the elderly buyer waiting on this street in episode 8 of My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019). After Kim Mi-young (Lee Yoo-young) gets a phone call from Jung-guk about her whereabouts, the elderly buyer gets a phone call and begins to head off in a different direction than planned. Mi-young and her partner follows suit.

Kim Myeong-ha (Kim Min-gue) meets Mong-mong (Elkie from CLC) here in episode 18 of Rich Family’s Son (부잣집 아들) (MBC, 2018), after he had helped her queue up at a beauty store to collect promotional items, including 2 BTOB posters. Overjoyed, Mong-mong pulls a surprised Myeong-ha in for a hug to thank him for his effort.

As part of her wish, Jeon Seol (Lim Soo-jung) brings Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) here to walk along a crowded street together with him in episode 5 of Chicago Typewriter (시카고 타자기) (tvN, 2017). He apologises to her here, and then tells her he wants to try a shooting game to win a prize.

Also seen in episode 5 of Hwayuki/Hwayugi/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18); episode 5 of The Sound of Your Heart/Sound of Heart (마음의 소리) (KBS2/Netflix, 2016-17).

Web Drama filmed here

Do Ha-na (Shin Ye-eun) takes photos of her friends Kim Ha-na (Na-eun of APRIL), Nam Si-woo (Shin Seung-ho), Ha Min (Kim Dong-hui), Cha Ki-hyun (Ryu Eui-hyun) and Yeo Bo-ram (Kim Su-hyun) along this street in episode 3 of the web drama A-Teen/Eighteen (에이틴) (Playlist Studio, 2018). Specifically, they pose outside the striking yellow exterior of sports multi-store G-Plex (지플렉스).

VARIETY SHOW filmed here

— Season 4, episode 10 of YouTube series Nego King [네고왕] (Dalla Studio, 2022)

CF Filmed here

The platform (seen in Rich Family’s Son) is also briefly featured in the Korean Tourism Organisation’s (KTO) 2018 tourism campaign, Have You Ever, in EXO Kai’s video about Korean trends (0:31-0:32).

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Myeongmul-gil [명물길] is a street that is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sinchon [Sinchon-dong/신촌동] in the Seodaemun District [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구].

The eastern end of this street, seen in Rich Family’s Son, was converted into a walking street for pedestrians with raised platforms that line the street. It’s just around the corner from the Holika Holika — Sinchon store [홀리카홀리카 신촌점] where Myeong-ha queued for Mong-mong. The Hyundai Shopping Center U-Plex [현대백화점 유플렉스] can also be seen in the distance.

Address of platforms
6 Myeongmul-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 명물길 6
(창천동 18-5)
Geolocation: 37.5574401, 126.9372593

Address of G-Plex
17 Myeongmul-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 명물길 17
( 창천동 31-32)
Geolocation: 37.557856,126.937494

Address of Chicago Typewriter scene (approx.)
45-4 Myeongmul-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea (감자탕 store)
서울특별시 서대문구 명물길 45-4
(창천동 2-26)
Geolocation: 37.558826, 126.938695

Getting here
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 3
(a short and pleasant walk)
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Gyeongui Jungang Line, exit 1
(for the Chicago Typewriter end of the street)

— submitted by Mich KDL; last updated 10/05/2022
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018

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