Seoul Plaza [서울광장]

The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019); Wind-Bell (2018); One More Time (2016); The Snow Queen (2006-07); Which Star Are You From (2006); All About Eve (2000)

Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang) gets out of his car at this park and leaves his driver behind to run to his dinner appointment with his blind date at Kingdom Hotel in episode 6 (already seen at the beginning of episode 5) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019).

Yeo Jin (Mina of AOA) represents her company at a book fair held at this park, in episode 1 of web-drama Wind-Bell / Punggyeong Scenery (풍경) (Naver TV, 2018).

Indie band One More Time, featuring lead singer Yoo Tan (Kim Myung-soo), has a dismal performance at this location in episode 1 of One More Time/The Day After We Broke Up (헤어진 다음날) (Netflix, 2016), with a drunk man coming to disrupt their set. On the other hand, girl group Showtime — featuring popular member Bo-yu (Ji-soo, formerly from TAHITI) — has a rousing response from fans.

Kim Bo-ra (Sung Yoo-ri) and Han Deuk-gu (Hyun Bin) pass by this park when he walks her home in episode 13 of The Snow Queen (눈의 여왕) (KBS2, 2006-07).

Choi Seung-hee (Kim Rae-won) comes to this park with his best friend Sang-wook after the book signing event in episode 7 of Which Star Are You From/What Star Did You Come From?/Which Planet Are You From? (넌 어느 별에서 왔니) (MBC, 2006) and they have a heart-to-heart talk with Seung-hee’s thoughts drifting off to Kim Bok-shil (Jung Ryeo-won).

Yoo Joo-hee (Kim Jung-eun) of News Today of the MBS Broadcasting station films a news report at this park in episode 1 of All About Eve (이브의 모든것) (MBC, 2000). Hearing about this, students Jin Sun-mi (Chae Rim), Heo Young-mi (Kim So-yeon), Park Chul (Kim Sun-dal), Kim Woo-jin (Han Jae-suk) and Jo Cho-jae (Kim Hyo-jin) come here together for a term paper and to see the station.

Movie Filmed Here>

The Mayor (Teukbyeolsimin/특별시민) (2017)

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Seoul Plaza [서울광장], opened in 2004, is an elliptical-shaped public plaza that sits right in front of Seoul Metropolitan Library [서울도서관] and Seoul City Hall [서울특별시 청사], as well as vis-à-vis Deoksugung Palace [덕수궁]. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Myeong-dong [명동], in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

The Seoul Plaza — which also has been known as City Hall Square [시청 광장] — open air ice-rink [서울광장 스케이트장] has been located at this plaza annually since 2004 (mid-December to February). SeMA — Seoul Museum of Art [서울시립미술관], Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway [덕수궁 돌담길], Dongwon Freshwater Eel [동원민물장어] and Mugyo-ro [무교로] are all in walking distance to/from here.

In 2012, this site was selected as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).

54-3 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 태평로1가 54-3
(태평로1가 54-3)
Geolocation: 37.565574, 126.977896

Getting here
City Hall Station [시청역], Seoul Subway Line 1 and Line 2, Exit 5
Step out of the station and you are right there.
(2 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich & Marion KDL; last updated 02/07/2022

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