Soongeui Pyeonghwa Market [숭의평화시장]

Search: WWW (2019)

Bae Ta-mi (Im Soo-jeong) comes to this building in episode 5 of Search: WWW/Type in Search Word: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW) (tvN, 2019) to track down the illegal internet search word manipulator, and ends up having to chase him down. Unbeknownst to her, Cha Hyeon (Lee Da-hee) had followed her here, and eventually hunts the guy down (quite literally).

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In its heyday back in the 1970s-80s, Sungui Traditional Market/Soongeui Pyeonghwa Market [숭의평화시장] was ‘the first residential and commercial building market in Korea’, and considered the most active one in Incheon. However, it began to lose its draw from the 90s as new towns were developed. Today, there is still an effort to attract visitors to the building through a monthly art and cultural market [숭의평화시장 대모험].

The market –characterised by its unique triangular shape— is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Sungui [Sungui-dong/숭의동], in the Michuhol District [Michuhol-gu/미추홀구] (formerly Nam District [Nam-gu/남구]). The Search: WWW scene was filmed within the building’s premises (open area) and around the building along Seokjeong-ro 76-beongil [석정로76번길].

Address of building
78-17 Seokjeong-ro, Sungui-dong, Michuhol-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 미추홀구 석정로 78-17
(숭의동 124-17)
Geolocation: 37.466387, 126.646110

Address of chase scene
Seokjeong-ro 76-beongil, Sungui-dong, Michuhol-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 미추홀구 석정로76번길
Approx geolocation of scene (side of building): 37.466125, 126.646174

Getting here
Dowon Station [도원역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 1
(7 mins walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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