Oil Tank Culture Park [마포문화비축기지]

Lovestruck in the City (2020-21, S1); Start-Up (2020); Rugal (2020); Hwayuki (2017-2018)

Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) comes to this park to take photos in episode 3 of Lovestruck in the City (도시남녀의 사랑법) — Series 1: City Couple’s Way of Love (KakaoTV/Netflix, 2020-21).

The T2 building of this park appears as the start-up hub ‘Sandbox’, as seen in episode 1 of Start-Up (스타트업) (tvN/Netflix, 2020).

This appears as Rugal’s secret headquarters in Rugal (루갈) (Netflix/OCN, 2020); as seen in episode 1.

The T1 Glass Pavilion of this park appears as the headquarters of the heavenly realm on Earth in Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18) and appears multiple times in the drama. In episode 1, Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-Gi) comes here to meet Soobori (Sung Ji-Ru) to discuss his re-entry into heaven after all the good deeds that he has done; only to hear that he’s still not good to re-enter which makes him break the office table. In episode 2, Oh-gong brings PK (Lee Hong-Ki) here to interrogate him and this is also where Ma Wang (Cha Seung-won) burns the demonic picture in presence of PK; thus trapping Oh-gong in a village in Joseon times.

Also seen in episode 1 of Rugal (루갈) (Netflix/OCN, 2020).

Variety show filmed here

Running Man (런닝맨) (SBS 2011-present):
— Jun 23 2020 [E457]: singer Chungha and actress Seol In-ah

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Oil Tank Culture Park [마포문화비축기지], a transformed oil depot for petroleum that was closed down in the 1970s, is now a cultural park for various events located in Seoul’s neighborhood Seongsan [Seongsan-dong/성산동]. Opened in Autumn 2017, it comprises six different ‘tanks’ (T1-T6). In Hwayugi, Tank 1, the Glass Pavilion, is featured.

87 Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 증산로 87
(성산동 산 53-1)
Geolocation: 37.571012, 126.894132

Getting here
World Cup Stadium Station [월드컵경기장역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1

— submitted by Janine Anne Holt, updated by Mich & Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, October 2020

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