Samtan Art Mine [삼탄아트마인]

Absolute Boyfriend (2019); Descendants of the Sun (2016)

Parts of this complex appear as the laboratory’s exterior in which Zero Nine/Young-Goo (Yeo Jin-goo) was developed in Absolute Boyfriend (절대 그이) (SBS, 2019). For instance, Diana (Hong Seo-young) comes to visit in episode 12 to choose a new robot.

This is where the earthquake happens in the fictional town of ‘Urk’, in episodes 6 and 7 of Descendants of the Sun/Descended From the Sun (태양의 후예) (KBS2, 2016).


The Spy: Undercover Operation (스파이) (2013)


Running Man no. 137, episode 170 (03.11. 2013) — Dorothy Expedition Team w/ Kim Yoo-jung, T.O.P (Big Bang) and Yoon Je-moon

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Samtan Art Mine [삼탄아트마인] is a former coal mine turned art center. The former, privately-owned Samcheok Coal Mine was in operation from 1965 to 2001, and was eventually opened as an art center in 2013 after a two year-long remodeling phase. Inspired by the UNESCO world heritage site Zeche Zollverein in Germany — where a huge coal mining complex was transformed into a cultural complex — Samtan Art Mine also highlights the coal mining history of its grounds in its museum.
A café and a restaurant at the art center’s grounds also invites visitors to extend their stay.

Samtan Art Mine is located in Jeonseon County’s village of Gohan [Gohan-ri/고한리] in the Gohan Township [Gohan-eup/고한읍].

1445-44, Hambaeksan-ro, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
강원도 정선군 고한읍 함백산로 1445-44
(강원도 정선군 고한읍 고한리 5-26)
Geolocation: 37.185266, 128.882120

— submitted by Marion KDL

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