Seoul Grand Park [서울대공원]

Hotel del Luna (2019); Come and Hug Me (2018); Should We Kiss First (2018); Boys Over Flowers (2009)

Rose Garden

This is seen in episode 1 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019), as part of the hotel’s garden that Chan-sung’s father (special appearance by Oh Ji-ho) checks out when he’s exploring the building.

Son Moo-han (Kam Woo-sung) and An Soon-jin (Kim Sun-a) come to the Children’s Zoo of the Rose Garden in episode 33 of Should We Kiss First/ Shall We Kiss First (키스 먼저 할까요) (SBS, 2018) and she asks to start afresh with him. It is also here that they first met (as seen in a flashback) when he found her after she tried to commit suicide at this park on a winter’s day.

This is the first place –just opposite of Rose Garden– that Han Jae-yi (Jin Ki-joo) brings Chae Do-jin/Yoon Na-moo (Jang Ki-yong) on their date in episode 20 of Come and Hug Me (이리와 안아줘) (MBC, 2018). She tells him that as it has many trees she came here often when she missed him (his name Na-moo/Na-mu means tree in Korean).

Seoul Zoo [서울대공원 서울동물원]

Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun) accepted to babysit the neighborhood boy Chan and thus asks Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) to meet up at the zoo for their date in episodes 22-23 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009), which all three of them visit together.

MOVIE FILMED HERE

Art Museum by the Zoo (미술관 옆 동물원) (1998)

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Seoul Grand Park [서울대공원], which opened in 1984, is a public park. Its tagline “People and animals are happy together” and slogan “Together, With Nature” point to its main features: the Seoul Zoo [서울대공원 서울동물원], the Children’s Zoo, the rose garden, Seoul Land [서울랜드], and the Gwancheon branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art [국립현대미술관 과천관]. The origins of this park can be traced back to the renovation of Changgyeonggung [창경궁], that had been transformed into a zoo under the Japanese rule. The animals had to find a new home and were brought here. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected Seoul Grand Park as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020.

The park is located in Gwacheon’s neighborhood of Makgye [Makgye-dong/막계동].

Address 
102 Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 과천시 막계동 대공원광장로 102
Geolocation: 37.427542, 127.017014
Geolocation (approx.) of Come and Hug Me scene: 37.429858, 127.011648

Getting here
Seoul Grand Park Station [대공원역 (서울랜드)], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 1/2 or 3
(4 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich & Marion KDL

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