Sinchon Boxquare [신촌 박스퀘어]

My Strange Hero (2018-19)

Angry Kang Bok-soo (Yoo Seung-ho) passes through this mall at night at the end of episode 4 of My Strange Hero/Bok-Su’s Back (복수가 돌아왔다) (SBS, 2018-19). Talking to himself, he reminisces his past and how his life seems to get ruined again by the same persons as before.

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Sincheon Boxquare [신촌 박스퀘어] is a three-story tall mall built out of shipping containers. It houses nearly 60 shops mainly run by former street vendors (who often sold their products illegally near Ewha Womans University) and start-ups by young entrepreneurs. This mall was conceived to revitalize the neighborhood’s economy and enhance youth employment. Located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Daeheung [Daeheung-dong/대흥동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구], it sits right vis-à-vis Sinchon Station on the Gyeongui Line [신촌역].

Address
22 Sinchonnyeok-ro, Daehyeon-dong, Mapu-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 신촌역로 22-5
(서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 60-11)
Geolocation: 37.559006, 126.942938

Instagram: @sinchon_boxquare

Getting here
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Exit 1

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

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