Seosan Sihwa Alley [서산동시화골목]

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020)

Borimadang-ro [보리마당로]

The house in which Sun Woo-joon (Lee Jae-wook) lives (appearing to be located in fictional ‘Eunpo City’), along with the neighboring hair salon ‘Jin Beauty Salon’ run by Jin Sook-kyeong (Ye Ji-won) in Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020), is actually part of a film set located on a parking lot on this street. Woo-joon is seen riding down this street on his way to/back from home, for instance, in episode 1.

Movie Filmed Here

Long Live the King: Mokpo Yeongwoong (롱 리브 더 킹: 목포 영웅) (2019)
1987: When the Day Comes (1987 (영화) (2017) was filmed at the grocery store Yeonhee’s Supermarket [연희네슈퍼] that is located at the southern entry to this mural village.

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Seosan Sihwa Alley [서산동시화골목] is a mural village located in Mokpo’s neighborhood Seosan [Seosan-dong/서산동]. Borimadang [보리마당로] is a street that forms the northern border of this village and the film set in Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol was built on a parking lot that constitutes its eastern frontier.

Similar to other mural villages in South Korea, Seosan Sihwa Alley was home to fishermen’s families. But in recent years, the younger generation moved out of this part of town, to seek a better life in the big city. In 2016, Mokpo City revived the village under the Seosan-dong Sihwa Alleyway Project (서산동 시화골목길 조성사업); itself part of Mokpo’s Urban Regeneration Leading Area Project [도시재생선도지역사업]. “Sihwa” refers to the poems and pictures that now ornate the walls of this little village — some of the poems, are said to be written by the villagers themselves. The Korea Tourism organization supports this village with incentives given to tour organisers for bringing their clients to this part of town from March to November 2020.

It is about 10 min. walking distance from here to/from Mokpo Modern History Museum [목포근대역사박물관].

Address of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol film set/Parking Lot [주차장]
8-28 Borimadang-ro, Seosan-dong, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
전남 목포시 서산동 8-28
Geolocation: 34.782879, 126.377380

Address of Yeonhee’s Supermarket [연희네슈퍼]
14-2 Haean-ro 127beon-gil, Yudal-dong, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
전남 목포시 해안로127번길 14-2
(서산동 12-89)
Geolocation: 34.781707, 126.377347

Getting here
Mokpo Station [목포역], Korail
➜ Walk to bus stop Wonkwang Oriental Clinic [‘원광한의원’, no. 14023],
➜ Take bus No 1 to Bus Stop Mokpo Suhyup [‘목포수협’, no. 30036], direction: Seosan Elementary School ‘서산초등학교’, for 9 stops

— submitted by Marion KDL

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