Naksan Park [낙산공원/駱山公園]

One Dollar Lawyer (2022); Today's Webtoon (2022); Undercover (2021); Run On (2020-21); 18 Again (2020); 365: Repeat the Year (2020); Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019-20); Miss Independent Jieun 2 (2019); I Wanna Hear Your Song (2019); The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019); Twelve Nights (2018); Radio Romance (2018); Should We Kiss First (2018); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017); Come Back Mister (2016); Liar Game (2014); Misaeng (2014); I Summon You, Gold! (2013); Rooftop Prince (2012); The King 2 Hearts (2012); Feast of Gods (2012); Scent of a Woman (2011); Over the Rainbow (2006); Lovers in Paris (2004); Little Women (2004); Phoenix (2004)

In episode 1 of One Dollar Lawyer (천원짜리 변호사) (SBS, 2022), Moo-jang (Park Jin-woo) finds Cheon Ji-hoon (Namgoon Min) who is seemingly in deep thought in this park. Moo-jang tells Ji-hoon to come down as they need to go somewhere, hinting that they got a new client.

On Ma-eum (Kim Se-jeong) does her morning jogging-training at this park in episode 1 of Today’s Webtoon (Oneurui weptun/오늘의 웹툰) (SBS, 2022).

Young Han Jung-hyun/Lee Suk-kyu (Yeon Woo-jin) has a drink with Oh Pil-jae (Kwon Hae-hyo) at this park in episode 1 of Undercover (Eondeokeobeo/언더커버) (JTBC, 2021).

Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) and Shin Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) walk up this park on an evening date in episode 11 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21).

It is at the Naksan Park Exit 1 that young Hong Dae-young (Lee Do-hyun) and Jung Da-jung (Han So-eun) debate in episode 1 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020) what it implies to become young parents.

Shin Ga-hyun (Nam Ji-hyun) comes to this park at night to draw in episode 2 of 365: Repeat the Year/365: One Year Against Destiny (365: 운명을 거스르는 1년) (MBC, 2020).

In episode 65 of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019-20), Kim Cheong-a (Seol In-a) and Gu Jun-hwi (Kim Jae-young) continue their discussion on Kang Shi-wol’s (Lee Tae-sun) connection to Gu Jun-gyeom’s (Jin Ho-eun) death. Cheong-a then appreciates the view she’s seeing from the top, mentioned a quotation from Anne Shirley and told Jun-hwi that he will remain a good memory to her. The scene ended Jun-hwi hugging Cheong-a after asking her to forget the night he dumped her.

Jang Yoon (Yeon Woo-jin) brings Hong Yi-young (Kim Se-jeong of Gugudan) to this park for its view in episode 8 (full episode 4) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019) and after a while she asks if she can kiss him. Yoon doesn’t seem to reciprocate her feelings and awkwardness sets in until he leans in for a kiss.

Ki Dae-joo (Koo Ja-sung) asks Veronica Park (Kim Jae-kyung) to meet up at this park in episode 11 of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019) and demands her to sign a proxy statement for the upcoming shareholders meeting of T&T Mobile.

Han San-hae (Shin Dong-wook) proposes to Bok Seung-ah (Kwon Yu-ri) here in final episode 31 (final full episode 16) of Dae Jang Geum Is Watching / The Great Jang-geum Is Watching / Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (대장금이 보고 있다) (MBC, 2018-19).

Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-soo) and Han Yoo-kyung (Han Seung-yeon, formerly of Kara) meet here for the second time in episode 1 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) on the first day of their short 4-days stay in Seoul in 2010. Sleeping on a bench, she wakes up with her head leaning on his shoulder and he dances for her afterwards, telling her about him wanting to be a dancer.

Ji Soo-Ho (Yoon Doo-Joon) and Song Geu-Rim (Kim So-Hyun) come here in episode 9 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018). They talk about their families and she tells him that she now understands that his silence is his way of taking and she finally hugs him while he is crying.

Son Moo Han (Kam Woo Sung) comes here with his dog for creative thinking in episode 1 of Should We Kiss First/ Shall We Kiss First (키스 먼저 할까요) (SBS, 2018).

Yoon Ji-Ho’s (Jung So-Min) co-worker Yeon Bok-Nam (Kim Min-gue) brings her here on his motorbike after work in episode 7 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). He wants to show her the beautiful view and she clearly tells him that she has no feelings for him. The next evening (in episode 8), they come back here and Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-Ki) — who thinks that Bon-nam has bad intentions — comes to safe Ji-ho. To do so, he runs up stairs in Ihwa Mural Village and passes by Gaeppul [개뿔] – as shown in episode 9.

Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) spends time at the Naksan Park Playground [낙산공원 놀이광장] with her mother and grandmother (who’s there for a visit) in episode 7 of Strong Woman Do Bong soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) (JTBC, 2017). Aha Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik) who has brought Bong Soon here is introduced to grandmother as the son-in-law of the family which make the situation a bit awkward. This is also the place where grandmother beats up some gang members upon her arrival in episode 6 and where Bong-Soon, on her turn, beats up the same gang members in coming to rescue to “her boys” in episode 8. This is also where she bickers with Min-Hyuk about her working contract in the same episode.

In episode 14 of Feast of Gods (신들의 만찬) (MBC, 2012), Choi Jae-Ha (Joo Sang-Wook) piggybacks Ko Joon-Young (Sung Yu-Ri) while passing outside of the park’s playground along side the fortress walls. Lee Hae-Joon (Rain) and Shin Da-Hye (Lee Min-Jung) walk up the same slope in episode 7 of Come Back Mister/Please Come Back, Mister (돌아와요 아저씨) (SBS, 2016) when he brings her home.

When Nam Da-jung (Kim So-eun) helps an elderly to find her way –it is part of a reality show filmed with a hidden camera she is not aware of– in episode 1 of Liar Game (라이어 게임) (tvN, 2014), they come to this park and the grandmother leaves Da-jung behind to go the the restroom.

Jang Geu-rae’s (Im Si-wan) morning jogging leads him up to this park right at the beginning of episode 8 of Misaeng/Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생) (tvN, 2014).

Park Hyun-Soo (Yeon Jeong-Hun) tells Jung Mong-Hee (Han Ji-Hye) here that he just learned that his wife is in the hospital because she overdosed in sedatives in episode 15 of I Summon You, Gold!/Pots of Gold/Gold, Appear! (금 나와라, 뚝딱!) (MBC, 2013).

Lee Jae-Shin (Lee Yoon-Ji) and her royal guard Eun Shi-Kyung (Jo Jung-suk) come here in episode 7 of The King 2 Hearts (2012) and sit down on the fortress wall. They make a wish at a shooting star, she sings about first love and he falls in love watching her.

Yong Tae-yong (Park Yoochun) and Park-ha (Han Ji-min) also come here for a walk in episode 12 of Rooftop Prince/Attic Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012) and rest a while on the fortress wall.

Jang Joon-Ha (Namgung Min) brings his half-sister Bong Woo-Ri (Hwang Jung-Eum) here in episode 16 of Can You Hear My Heart?/Listen to My Heart (내 마음이 들리니) (MBC, 2011). She doesn’t know that he is the half-brother she is looking for since he has parted years ago and shares memories about her brother with him.

Yeong Hee-su (Kim Ok-bin) starts to train together with Kwon Hyeok-ju (Ji Hyun-woo) and his crew at this park in episode 1 of Over the Rainbow (오버 더 레인보우) (MBC, 2006) after having explained a breakdance move to him.

Also seen in Scent of a Woman (여인의 향기) (SBS, 2011); Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인) (SBS, 2004); Little Women (작은아씨들) (SBS, 2004); Phoenix/Firebird (불새/Bulsae) (MBC, 2004).

Web Drama filmed here

Lee Ji-eun (Kim Si-eun) comes here with Ha Joon (Cha In-ha) in episode 5 of web drama Miss Independent Jieun 2 (세상 잘 사는 지은씨2) (Dingo Story/V Original, 2019), after confronting their project group member Se-ra, who had pretended to be sick in order to avoid attending a meeting.

CF filmed here

Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: SEOUL 2 (2021) feat. Gemini for ‘Imagine your Korea’ by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

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Naksan Park [낙산공원] is a public park in Seoul which opened to the public in 2002 after renovation. Its name translates to ‘Camel Mountain’ as its shape resembles that of a camel. Located on Mt. Naksan [낙산] (hence is name), this park has been known for its stunning view over Seoul since the Joseon Dynasty. Another highlight is that parts of the Seoul City Wall, hanyangdoseong (한양도성/漢陽都城), run through it.

In 2012, this location was selected as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).

Naksan Park is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Dongsung [Dongsung-dong/동숭동] — overseen by the administrative neighborhood Ihwa [Ihwa-dong/이화동] — in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구].

Address of Naksan Park (general)
41 Naksan-gil, Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시  종로구 낙산길 41
(동숭동 산 2-10)
Geolocation: 37.580667, 127.007461
Walking up to Naksan Park Can You Hear My Heart: 37.582069, 127.007121
Portal: Can You Hear My Heart: 37.581317, 127.008170
Bench Twelve Nights: 37.581527, 127.007979
Undercover: 37.580557, 127.008555
Misaeng: 37.579603, 127.007911

Address of Naksan Park Playground [낙산공원 놀이광장]
50-152 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 동숭동 50-152
Geolocation: 37.580914, 127.008233
Parking Motorcycle Because This Is My First Life (2017): 37.581180, 127.008127
Viewpoint Because This Is My First Life (2017): 37.580659, 127.008427

Address of Naksan Park Exit 1 [낙산공원 출입구1]
50-132 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 동숭동 50-132
Geolocation: 37.579459, 127.006705

Getting here
Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2
(9 min. walk)
▶ Hansung University Station [한성대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3
(16 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 07/06/2023
— Photos taken by © Marion KDL, July 2012
One Dollar Lawyer (also added by GGRIP); Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life added by Chelle

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