QUASAR Building

Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019)

Arha Bridal [아르하]
2016 – 2020

Han Na-kyung (Kang Han-na) tries on a bridal dress at this wedding dress shop in episode 1 of Designated Survivor: 60 Days (60일, 지정생존자) (tvN, 2019), when she hears about the explosion at the National Assembly on television. She immediately rushes out of this place to go to the scene.

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Arha Bridal [아르하 or 아르하 이태원점] specializes in designing and making customized bridal dresses. Its brick and mortar shop, opened in 2016 and closed in 2020, was located on the second floor of the Quasar Building in Seoul’s neighbourhood of Itaewon [Itaewon-dong/이태원동], in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구]. It sits practically vis-à-vis Liz Balcony [리즈발코니] and LeHoi [레호이], which can both be seen from this building.

Please note: Only the interior of this place is featured in Designated Survivor.

24 Sowol-ro 38-gil, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 소월로38길 24 2층
(서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 261-66)
Geolocation: 37.543504, 126.990387

Instagram: @arha_official

Getting here
Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
(17 min. walk)
or (by bus)
➜ Cross the road and take bus #143 from the bus stop outside the Financial Management Corps. Get off after 2 stops to Yongam Elementary (north towards Namsan Tower).
➜ On the same side of the road, cross an overhead bridge from the small park behind the bus stop and you should see the sign ‘Sowolro 소월로’.
(You’ll be also be able to see a yellow building (LễHội) from the bridge and you want to walk just a little bit more up the road.)

Leaving the place is a challenge as there are no bus stops from there returning to the station. Walk back on the same bridge, go down the underpass towards Sinheungro (where there are lots of eateries and shops) and take the community bus ‘Yongsan02 용산02’ from bus stop #03592 at Sinheungro 3-gil (고바우슈퍼 – Gobawoo Super (no longer there – now a convenience store). Noksapyeong station is two stops away, and the nearest exit is 3.

— submitted by Marion KDL with directions by Mich KDL

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