Sejong-daero [세종대로/世宗路]

Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022); The One and Only (2021-22); The Great Show (2019); Life (2018); Witch's Court (2017); Fight For My Way (2017); A Man Called God (2010); Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010); Road No. 1 (2010); Bad Love (2007)

No. 1 approx. — Kang Yong-ki (Kwon Sang-woo) and Na In-jung (Lee Yo-won) drive down this street at the height of Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin at Gwanghwamun Square [광화문광장] in episode 6 of Bad Love/Cruel Love (Motdoen Sarang/못된 사랑) (KBS2, 2007) on their way to visit his parents. While he fabulates about their future together and how many children they might have, she thinks to herself that he is too good for her.

No. 64 approx. — Mei-ri/Mary (Moon Geun-young) works at the Holly’s Café – Taepyeongro Branch [할리스 태평로점] located at the first floor of Haenam Building [해남빌딩] in Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary! (메리는외박중) (KBS2, 2010).

No. 86-1 — It is at the crossroad City Hall Intersection [시청교차로] at this street where Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) makes the crucial decision to quit his job in episode 4 of Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017).

No. 119 — It is here, amidst a laborer protest for better employment condition, that Na Hee-do (Kim Tae-ri) and Baek Yi-jin (Nam Joo-hyuk) reunite after a period apart in episode 6 of Twenty-Five Twenty-One/25 21 (스물다섯 스물하나) (tvN, 2022).

No. 124 — Yeo Jin-wook (Yoon Hyun-min) and investigator Goo Seok-chan (Yoon Kyung-ho) chase down the pimp ‘Eel’ (Kim Ki-moo) along this street in episode 8 of Witch’s Court/Witch at Court (마녀의 법정) (KBS2, 2017).

No. 141/149 — After escaping from the hospital, Pyo In-sook (Ahn Eun-jin) and Min Woo-cheon are picked up by Sung Mi-do (Joy from Red Velvet) and Kang Se-yeon (Gang Ye-won) at the junction of this road in episode 11 of The One and Only/Only One Person (한 사람만) (JTBC, 2021-22), with Cheonggye Plaza [청계광장] in the background.

No. 152 approx. — When returning to Seoul, Michael King / Choi Kang-ta (Song Il-gook) drives down this street on his motorcycle in episode 2 of A Man Called God (신이라 불리운 사나이) (MBC, 2010).

No. 152 approx. — An ambulance is seen driving down this street opening scene of episode 1 of Life (Laipeu/라이프) (JTBC, 2018).

No. 159 — Wi Dae-han (Song Seung-heon) prostrates himself across the traffic crossing on this street as part of his ‘mourning march’ to pay respects to his late father, in episode 1 of The Great Show/Widaehan Sho (위대한 쇼) (tvN, 2019).

Also seen in Road No. 1 (로드 넘버원) (2010).

Movies Filmed here

— Who Are You?/ A Trouble-Solving Broker (해결사) (2010)
Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard (전우치) (2009)
— Windstruck (내 여자 친구를 소개합니다) (2004)
— Chelsia My Love (사랑의 스잔나) (1976)

Variety Show Filmed here

— Infinite Challenge (무한도전)

OTHER LOCATIONS LOCATED ON THIS STREET

No. 40Sungnyemun Gate / Namdaemun Gate [숭례문 / 남대문]
No. 54-3Seoul Plaza [서울광장]
No. 99Deoksugung Palace [덕수궁/德壽宮]
No. 101City Hall Station [시청역] / Bus Stop City Hall Front. Deoksugung Palace [시청앞.덕수궁]
No. 110Seoul Plaza [서울광장] / Seoul Metropolitan Library [서울도서관]
No. 124 Seoul Shinmun Building [서울신문사]
No. 152
Ilmin Museum of Art [일민미술관]
No. 172Gwanghwamun Square [광화문광장]
No. 175Sejong Center for the Performing Arts [세종문화회관]
No. 189Sejongno Park [세종로공원]

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Sejong-daero [세종대로/世宗路], also known as Sejongno, is a 600m-long and 100m-wide central street (the widest in Seoul) in downtown Seoul. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sogong [Sogong-dong/소공동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

Named after Sejong the Great/King Sejong of Joseon (조선 세종/朝鮮世宗), it connects Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁] in the north to Seoul Station [서울역] / Culture Station Seoul 284 [문화역서울284] in the south. Several important buildings are also located along this street.

This site is one of the 380 traditional and modern-contemporary buildings in Seoul that were selected for the The Seoul Architectural Guide (2013, page 209f).

Address of City Hall Intersection crossroad [시청교차로] (eastern end)
86-1 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 세종대로 86-1
(중구 태평로2가 57-1)
Geolocation: 37.563835, 126.976769

Getting here
City Hall Station [시청역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 8

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 22/05/2022

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