Seongmisan-ro 23-gil [성미산로23길]

My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Men Are Men (2020); Oh My Baby (2020); The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019)

Lee Dam (Hyeri of Girl’s Day) and Shin Woo-yeo (Jang Ki-yong) spot a pochangmacha (tent bar) on this street in episode 5 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021), and Woo-yeo suggests that they have a drink together to lift her spirits.

After their painting session, Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) returns home in a taxi, with Park Do-gyeom (Seo Ji-hoon) accompanying her in episode 4 of Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020). She alights in front of Thanks, Oat [땡스오트], and is surprised when he alights with her too. Later, Do-gyeom sneaks a kiss on Hyun-joo’s cheek, much to her chagrin, saying that the ‘skinship’ helps to make their relationship seem more real — but not knowing that her mother (Hwang Youn-hee) had just witnessed the whole scene.

Jang Ha-ri (Jang Na-ra) and Han Yi-sang (Go Joon) take a stroll at a path near this street in episode 12 of Oh My Baby (오 마이 베이비) (tvN, 2020). Yi-sang suggests that they take a short trip to relax, but they both end up misunderstanding each other, resulting in Ha-ri heading off into the adjacent tunnel.

Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang) and Jung Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) walk down this street when a sudden rainfall makes them take refuge close to a tractor stationed at the end of this street in episode 14 (full episode 7) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019). Being very close, Gal-hee’s face suddenly becomes recognizable to Min-ik. After Gal-hee has left, Min-ik calls Veronica Park (Kim Jae-kyung) to meet up at night and proposes this same place. But without him still knowing, it is of course Gal-hee who picks up the phone and comes to the rendezvous. Heart-broken Min-ik comes back here in episode 17, followed by Gal-hee, whom he sees in an ahjumma that gives him a snack to eat.

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Seongmisan-ro 23-gil [성미산로23길] is a street in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeonnam [Yeonnam-dong/연남동], in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. 7 Eleven — Yeonnam Forest Branch [세븐일레븐 연남숲길점] and Hola Capitan [올라까삐딴] are also located along it.

The scene in The Secret Life of My Secretary takes place where this street links with Donggyo-ro 51-gil [동교로51길]. The Oh My Baby scene takes place at the path at the bend of Yeonnam-ro [연남로] and this street, which leads towards the direction of Gajwa Station [가좌역].


The Secret Life of My Secretary scene: 37.566556, 126.919451
Oh My Baby scene (approx.): 37.566758, 126.919055

Getting here
Gajwa Station [가좌역], Gyeongui Line, Exit 1
(9 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019

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