Pocheon Art Valley [포천아트밸리]

My First First Love (2019); Hwayugi (2017-18); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); Moon Lovers (2016); Can You Hear My Heart (2011)

Cheonjuho Lake [천주호]

This site becomes important especially in the last episodes of Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18). In episode 17, Son Oh-Gong (Lee Seung-Gi) meets up with the Priestess (Lee Se-Young) here. In episode 19, this is where Ah Sa-nyeo (Lee Se-Young) wakes up the dragon to meet his owner Kang Dae-sung (candidate for the presidential election). Sam-jang sacrificed herself to protect the world, Winter General also pushed himself to protect the world. Son Oh-gong fights against the dragon and looses his memory after the big fight.

Right at the beginning of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인-보보경심 려) (SBS, 2016), we see Hae-Soo (IU) heartbroken at this place. When she tries to save a boy from drowning, she is herself drawn into the lake and ends up in Goryeo.

This is also where Sim Chung (Gianna Jun) and Dam Ryung (Lee Min-Ho) have a date in episode 2 of The Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17).

This place was also seen in Can You Hear My Heart (내 마음이 들리니) (MBC, 2011).

Pocheon Art Valley Astronomical Science Museum [포천아트밸리 천문과학관]

Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) follows her senior to this observatory in episode 9 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019), after he had offered to give her a ride to the bus stop. She recalls Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) telling her that there are rumors of how this senior brings girls here to ‘advance’ with them, and as a precaution, reaches out to Seo Do-hyun (Jung Jin-young) and Tae-oh to let them know where she is, before her phone battery dies. As the senior attempts to harass Song-yi into going out with him, Tae-oh reaches the observatory in time; Song-yi manages to get out of the car, and Tae-oh punches that senior in the face.

Note that this observatory is not located in, or part of Hansung University, as the show makes it out to be.

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Pocheon Art Valley [포천아트밸리] is an abandoned quarry that was transformed into a park for art and culture in 2009 — situated around 2.5 hrs by public transport north of Seoul. More precisely, it is located in the village of Giji-ri [기지리], around 40 min by public transport south from the city of Pocheon [포천시] (hence its name). Some of its attractions include an Astronomical Science Museum, a sculpture park, and two outdoor performance halls.

Geolocation of Cheonjuho Lake quarry: 37.922865, 127.237401

Address of Astronomical Science Museum
234 Artvalley-ro, Giji-ri, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-ri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 포천시 신북면 아트밸리로 234
(경기도 포천시 신북면 기지리 282 )
Geolocation: 37.924872, 127.243469

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019
— additional information in Hwayuki by ruffeecola

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  1. good place and great

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