Staircase Sowol-ro [소월로 계단]

The Third Charm (2018); She Was Pretty (2015)

Lee Young-jae’s (Esom) older brother Soo-jae’s (Yang Dong-geun) coffee truck ‘Amor Fati’ is located at the top of these stairs in The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018). On Joon-young (Seo Kang-joon) comes here to look him up in episode 3, and it is here that he finds out the truth about what happened on the night Young-jae broke up with him 7 years ago. In episode 4, Joon-young is back here and gets questioned in detail about his job, parents etc. by Soo-jae — as his sister’s boyfriend. Before he heads off on his backpacking trip to Portugal, Joon-young meets Soo-jae here for one last time.

Min Ha-ri (Koh Joon-hee) comes to this park after she has admitted to Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) in episode 11 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015) that she has fallen in love with Ji Sung-Joon (Park Seo-joon) and cries bitterly, while Hye-jin can only observe from afar.

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This staircase is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Huam [Huam-dong/후암동] in the Yongsan district [Yongsan-gu/용산구].

28 Yonsei-ro 9gil, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 소월로 168
(서울특별시 용산구 후암동 406-101)
Geolocation: 37.547514, 126.984240
Geolocation Amor Fati truck: 37.547405, 126.984371

Getting here
Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
Take the Yongsan 02 bus from the Hanshin Apt bus stop (한신아파트 정류장) for 5 stops to Haebangchon Ogeori bus stop (해방촌오거리 정류장) — located in front of a MiniStop convenience store — and walk straight up the slope (on Sowol-ro 20gil) till you reach the main road. Make a left turn (don’t cross the road) and walk against the flow of the traffic. The stairs and the area of the The Third Charm scene will be on your left after you pass a green sign that says Hangil Church (한길교회).

— submitted by Mich KDL & Marion KDL

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