Sejongno Park [세종로공원]

Lovers In Prague (2005)

Yoon Jae-hee (Jeon Do-yeon) asks Choi Sang-hyun (Kim Joo-hyuk) to meet up at this park in episode 7 of Lovers in Prague (프라하의 연인) (SBS, 2005). She first declines (giving the excuse of having to work overtime) but finally gives in and shows up.

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Sejongno Park [세종로공원] is an urban public park built on the right side of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts [세종문화회관] in Seoul’s neighborhood Sejongno [세종로] — under the administration of Jongno- ga-dong/Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa) [종로1.2.3.4가동] — in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구].

The park was originally a dark closed-off space, created as a privately funded project by SK Co. Ltd. in connection with an underground parking lot in 1992. In November 12 2011, the park reopened in its contemporary state with wooden benches and shaded areas, water fountains, an outdoor stage, and various sculptures; among them an engraved memorial stone with the poem “Bullori” (불놀이) by Chu Yo-han (주요한/朱耀翰) (1900–1979), a pioneer of modern Korean poetry. The park is especially popular among the workers from the surrounding offices that often take their lunch breaks here.

189 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 189
(세종로 80-1)
Geolocation: 37.573622, 126.975914

Getting here
Gwanghwamun Station [광화문역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 1
(6 min. walk)
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 6
(8 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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