Stairs to Namsan Tower — Sam-soon Stairs [삼순이 계단]

Jugglers (2017-18); Let's Fight Ghost (2016); Bubblegum (2015); What Happens to My Family (2014-15); Pride and Prejudice (2014); La Dolce Vita (2008); My Name is Kim Sam-Soon (2005)

These stairs were made famous through – and named after – My Name is Kim Sam-Soon/My Lovely Sam Soon (내 이름은 김삼순) (MBC, 2005) and its famous last kiss scene in episode 16. Since then, they regularly show up as filming location.

— In episode 8 of Jugglers (저글러스) (KBS2, 2017-2018), Nam Chi-won (Choi Daniel) reaches over to kiss Jwa Yun-i (Baek Jin-hee) at the top of this staircase after crashing her blind date. Their spot is just next to (or slightly behind) the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education [서울특별시교육청 교육연구정보원] building.
— In Let’s Fight Ghost / Bring it on, Ghost (싸우자 귀신아) (tvN, 2016), Kim Hyun-Ji (Kim So-Hyun) disappears here on top of the stairs in episode 8.
— In episode 6 of Bubblegum (2015), Park Ri-Hwan (Lee Dong-Wook) and Kim Haeng-Ah (Jeong Ryeo-Won) eat oden at a street stall right at the foot of the stairs.
— Kang Seo-Wool (Nam Ji-Hyun) takes these stairs in episode 1 of What Happens to My Family/What’s With This Family (가족끼리 왜 이래) (KBS2, 2014-15) to visit Namsan Tower.
— Yoon Hye-jin (Oh Yeon-soo) climbs these stairs with a group of Japanese tourists in final episode 24 of La Dolce Vita/The Sweet Life (달콤한 인생) (MBC, 2008) to bring them to the Namsan Park Fountain [남산공원분수대].

Also seen in episode 2 of Pride and Prejudice (오만과 편견) (MBC, 2014).

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The Sam-soon Stairs [삼순이 계단] are located at Namsan Park [남산공원] in the neighborhood of Hoeyeon-dong [회현동], Seoul.
Adress: 서울 중구 회현동1가 산 1-2
(서울 중구 남산공원길 649)
Geolocation: 37.554717, 126.981772
To get here: Hoehyeon Station [회현역], Line 4, Exit 4
— Submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich, 2011
Jugglers added by Mich

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  1. hi... is it near from namsan cable car? thanks...

    hi… is it near from namsan cable car? thanks…

    1. Hi Jovelyn! Actually I never walked that bit. But it seems not that far. Google tells me that it can’t calculate the time, but if you type in the address/geolocation of the stairs (above) and the address of Namsan Cable Car, which is 서울특별시 중구 소파로 83, into any digital map, you’ll see that it’s not very far apart. Basically you just need to walk a bit on that road in front of Namsan Cable Car station [남산케이블카].
      Hope that helps!

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