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.
Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) and Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) have a date here at the end of episode 7 in Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018). All dressed up, she walks up the stairs and waits, waits and waits. In vain. Ma-sung, standing on the parking lot just vis-à-vis the street where the stairs begin, can’t remember why he came here; has lost his memory — again.
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.
So Yi-jeong (Kim Bum) and Chu Ga-eul (Kim So-eun) have a talk at the top of this staircase (at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education) in episode 24 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009), with Ga-eul telling him that she will not be looking for him anymore — despite him wanting to say otherwise.
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).
CF filmed here
The Sam-soon Stairs [삼순이 계단] are located at Namsan Park [남산공원] in the neighborhood of Hoeyeon-dong [회현동], Seoul.
서울 중구 회현동1가 산 1-2
(서울 중구 남산공원길 649)
Geolocation: 37.554717, 126.981772
Hoehyeon Station [회현역], Seoul subway Line 4, Exit 4.
You can get to the stairs via Namsan Park [남산공원], which is also where the Namsan/Mokmyeoksan section of the Seoul Fortress Wall/Hanyang City Wall [서울한양도성 서울성곽길 남산(목멱산)구간] is located.
— Submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, 2011 & May 2018
— Jugglers, Boys Over Flowers, AnyCall CF added by Mich KDL