Spa Itaewon Land [이태원랜드]

Are You Human? (2018); Big (2012); Bachelor's Vegetable Store (2011-12); Secret Garden (2010-11); Prosecutor Princess (2010); Brilliant Legacy (2009); Witch Yoo Hee (2007); Lovers in Paris (2004); I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004)

Kang Jae-sik (Kim Won-hae) brings Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) for a guys’ day out at this sauna in episode 34 of Are You Human? (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018).

Gil Choong-Sik (Baek Sung-Hyun) runs away from home to this sauna in episode 8 of Big (빅) (KBS2, 2012) and Seo Yoon-Jae (Gong Yoo) finds him here and convinces him to go back home while Jang Ma-Ri (Bae Suzy) joins them.

This is where the body swap happens in episode 5 of Secret Garden (시크릿 가든) (SBS, 2010-11) and Kim Joo-won (Hyun Bin) wakes up in Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won) body in a jjimjilbang surrounded by sleeping ajummas — 1F, 4F are shown.

Go Eun-sung (Han Hyo-joo) decides to spend the night here with her brother, Eun-woo (Yeon Joon-seok), in episode 2 of Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) and her money gets stolen — as if her life wasn’t already hard enough.

In episode 5 of Witch Amusement/Witch Yoo Hee/A Witch in Love (마녀유희) (SBS, 2007), we see Ma Yoo-Hee (Han Ga-In), Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and Chae Mu-Ryong (Jae Hee) amusing themselves here with cracking eggs on each others heads.

Yoon Soo-hyuk (Lee Dong-gun) proposes Tae-yeong (Park Shin-yang) and Gi-ju (Kim Jung-eun) to go here in episode 7 of Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인) (SBS, 2004). Tae-yeong has never been to a jjimjilbang and is quite lost.

Choi Yoon (Jung Kyoung-Ho) and Kang Min-Joo (Seo Ji-Young) have a secret date here — Song Eun-Chae (Lim Soo-Jung) tagging along as an alibi — in episode 3 of I’m Sorry, I Love You (미안하다 사랑한다) (KBS2, 2004) but soon get found out and Eun-chae distracts everyone so that the lovebirds can leave the place. The two lovebirds are back here, having gone public with the relationship, in episode 4.

Also seen in Bachelor’s Vegetable Store (총각네 야채가게) (Channel A, 2011-2012), in the production stills of Prosecutor Princess (검사 프린세스) (SBS, 2010).

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Spa Itaewon Land [이태원랜드] is a five-story sauna that also proposes private rooms for an overnight stay. K-pop acts Infinite and CNBLUE as well as Lim Seulong and Jo Kwon from 2AM count among its visitors. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hannam-dong [한남동], in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구].

Address
34 Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 우사단로14길 34
(한남동 732-20)
Geolocation: 37.534093, 126.997272

Getting here
Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 3
(2 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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