Sohwa Cemetery [소화묘원]

One Dollar Lawyer (2022); Do You Like Brahms? (2020); Itaewon Class (2020)

Lee Joo-young (Lee Chung-ah) accompanies Cheon Ji-hun (Namkoong Min) here in episode 8 of One Dollar Lawyer (천원짜리 변호사) (SBS, 2022) and introduces herself at his father’s grave, saying she will visit more often.

When Chairman Na Moon-sook (Ye Soo-jung) visits the grave of her daughter here in episode 15 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020), she finds Lee Jung-kyung (Park Ji-hyun)’s father, Lee Sung-geun (Kim Jong-tae), already there.

Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) visits his father’s grave here in episode 10 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020) with a newspaper clip showing Jang Geun-won (Ahn Bo-hyun) going to jail.

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Sohwa (Fire) Cemetery [소화묘원] -short for Catholic Church East Cathedral Sohwa (Fire) Cemetery [천주교신당동성당 소화묘원]- is an ancient Catholic cemetery located in the village of Neungnae [Neungnae-ri/능내리] – formerly known as Neungan Village ‘능안마을’ due to the cemetery – in Namyangju’s Joan Township [Joan-myeon/조안면].

Also known as Paldang Sohwa Cemetery (팔당 소화묘원), Yangpyeong Sohwa Cemetery (양평 소화묘원) or Namyangju Sohwa Cemetery (남양주 소화묘원), this cemetery dates back to at least the Joseon Dynasty. Tombstones such as the one of Han-hwak (1403-56) were erected during the 15th Century and descendants of the deceased state that their families are buried here for 17 generations.

The cemetery overlooks Paldang Lake and it is known for a perfect spot to watch and photograph the sunrise. It is also frequented by hikers as its parking lot is a starting point of the Yebinsan hiking course (예빈산등산로). Family members of the deceased are not always in favor of movies and dramas being filmed here and people coming for sunrise watching as it disturbs this resting place and some expressed their unease when their family tombstones appeared in a drama.

363 Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 남양주시 조안면 다산로 363
(조안면 능내리 산 10)
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