Olympic Park [올림픽공원]

Love Alarm (2019); The Last Empress (2018-19); Master's Sun (2013); Accidental Couple (2009); My Girl (2005-06); Beautiful Days (2001)

Hwang Sun-O (Song Kang) and Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) walk over the Gommaldari Bridge [곰말다리] of this park and try out their Love Alarm application and thus confirm their mutual love for each other in episode 3 of Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019).

Emperor Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok) and Oh Ssu-ni (Jang Na-ra) come here on a fake date in episode 4 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19) and he ‘saves’ her from a drone.

Lee Min-Chul (Lee Byung-Hun) and Kim Yun-Soo (Choi Ji-Woo) as well as Min-chul’s sister Lee Min-Ji (Shin Min-A) come here for an afternoon of cycling in episode 14 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001) and Min-ji practices drawing in this park’s Sculpture Park.

Ku Dong-baek (Hwang Jung-min) and Han Ji-Su (Kim Ah-joong) hold their wedding ceremony here in episode 16 of Accidental Couple/That Fool/Just Looking (그저 바라 보다가) (KBS2, 2009).

Also seen in The Master’s Sun (주군의 태양) (SBS, 2013); My Girl (마이 걸) (SBS, 2005-06).

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Seoul Olympic Park [올림픽공원] is a public park that was built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics in South Korea. The sculpture seen in Beautiful Days is ‘Temple for MB’ [‘M. B.를 위한 사원’] by Irish sculptor Tom Fitzgerald.

The park is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Bangyi [Bangyi-dong/방이동] in the Songpa District [Songpa-gu/송파구]. Korea National Sport University [한국체육대학교] sits just next to this park; SOMA Museum of Art [소마미술관] (along with its eatery Eat. Coffee & Simply Food — Olympic Park Branch [카페잇 올림픽공원점]), Olympic Hall [올림픽홀] and Olympic Gymnastics Arena [올림픽체조경기장] are located within this park’s premises.

Address
424 Olympic-ro, Oryun-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
서울 송파구 올림픽로 424
(방이동 88-3)
Geolocation: 37.519953, 127.122383

Olympic Sculpture Park [올림픽조각공원]
Geolocation: 37.516537, 127.119722
Gommaldari Bridge [곰말다리]
Geolocation: 37.521299, 127.117516

Getting here
Olympic Park Station [올림픽공원역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 3

— submitted by Marion KDL

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