Siheung Gaetgol Ecological Park [시흥 갯골생태공원]

When the Weather Is Fine (2020); Encounter (2018-19)

After having visited Im Eun-seob’s (Seo Kang-joon) landlord, he and Mok Hae-won (Park Min-young) come to this park in episode 11 of When the Weather Is Fine/I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day/If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You/I’ll Find You When The Weather Is Nice (날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요) (JTBC, 2020) and she tells him about her past.

Kim Jin-Hyuk(Park Bo Gum) brings Cha Soo-Hyun to this park — a place that is nice and windy according to him – in episode 8 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19). This is also where he shares some secrets about writing poems and photography with her before climbing up this park’s Wave Observatory [흔들전망대].

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Siheung Gaetgol Ecological Park [시흥 갯골생태공원] is a wetland reserve located near the Yellow Sea of South Korea. Built tn the mid-1930s, it was used for salt production. The salt was then exported to Japan via the former Suin Line and Gyeongbu Line to Busan Port. This is why, nowadays, salt-making techniques can be discovered here next to a variant flora. The wooden tower seen in Encounter is the park’s Wave Observatory [흔들전망대], which offers a panoramic view of the park. In 2012, this park was designated a national wetland reserve.
The park is located in Siheung’s neighborhood Yeonseong [Yeonseong-dong/연성동].

287 Dongseo-ro, Yeonseong-dong, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 시흥시 동서로 287
(장곡동 724-32)
Geolocation: 37.391294,126.781219
Geolocation Wave Observatory: 37.394189, 126.779917

— submitted by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, February 2019

When the Weather Is Fine added by Marion KDL

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  1. Clarification on park location

    With reference to the Park’s information: As this location is near the west coast, wouldn’t it be closer to the Yellow Sea, and not the East Sea (also known as the Sea of Japan)?

    1. Hi sarahms, you are right, of course! Thankfully you have spotted this; it is corrected now.

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