Namsangol Hanok Village [남산골한옥마을]

Record of Youth (2020)

[SPOILER] In the final episode 16 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020), Sa Hye-Jun (Park Bo-gum) is filming a romantic drama called “Love Comes With the Rain” at the Namsangol Hanok Village, his first drama after being discharged from the military. His ex-girlfriend An Jeong-ha (Park Sodam) is working as a makeup artist on another drama being filmed that day, at the same location. Fate steps in and they meet each other. They walk together and reminisce, and perhaps rekindle their relationship?

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Namsangol Hanok Village [남산골한옥마을], which opened in 1998, is located at the base of Namsan in Seoul. The village, a popular place to take wedding photos, features five restored upper-class hanoks from the Joseon era, as well as a traditional garden with pavilions. A time capsule containing everyday items was buried here in 1994, to commemorate Seoul’s 600th anniversary. The capsule is due to be opened in 2394, at the city’s 1000th year anniversary.

Along with offering cultural programs, the village also houses Seoul Namsan Gugakdang [남산골한옥마을 서울남산국악당], which hosts traditional music concerts on most nights (closed on Tuesdays, tickets from 20,000won).

Namsangol Hanok Village is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Pil-dong [필동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구], just south of Korea House [한국의집 민속극장] and in walking distance to/from Evin’s Coffee Story [에빈의커피이야기] and Caffe on the Plan — Chungmuro Branch [카페온더플랜 충무로점].

28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Pil-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로34길 28
(필동2가 84-1)
Geolocation: 37.559281, 126.994405

Getting here
Chungmuro Station [충무로역], Seoul Subway Line 3 or 4, Exit 3
(6 min. walk)

— submitted by sarahms
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018

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