Tapgol Park [탑골공원]

Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019); Mother of Mine (2019); Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017)

It is in fronton this park that agitators promote the rumor that North Korean defectors are behind the National Assembly bombing in episode 3 of Designated Survivor: 60 Days (60일, 지정생존자) (tvN, 2019).

Depressed and rather spaced-out Jung Dae-cheol (Joo Hyun) visits this park in episode 60 (full episode 30) of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019).

It is outside one of the entries of this park that kidnapper Kim Jang-hyun (Jang Mi-kwan) sets  his plan to harm Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) into motion, in episode 13 of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) (JTBC, 2017).

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Tapgol Park [탑골공원] is a small public park bordering Seoul’s neighborhood of Insa [Insa-dong/인사동], in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu]. The ten-story high stone Wongaksa Pagoda [원각사지십층석탑] – designated National Treasure No. 2 – is located here.

The outside of one of its gates [탑골공원 동문] – the one seen in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon — is known for people selling things at small stands and also older men sitting there to play ‘Go’.

Address (gate)
99 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 종로 99
Geolocation of gate: 37.571390, 126.988772

Getting here
Jongno 3-ga Station (종로3가역), Seoul Subway Line 1,3 or 5, Exit 1
 
— submitted by Marion KDL

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