Ulgi Lighthouse [울기등대]

Men Are Men (2020)

On the Sunwoo Pharm webtoon team’s MT, Hwang Ji-woo (Yoon Hyun-min) comes to this lighthouse in episode 5 of  Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020) in search of a hidden key. He ends up getting trapped in it when the door slams shut. Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) eventually comes here and finds that Ji-woo had fainted. They both get locked in, so Hyun-joo takes Ji-woo to the top of the lookout for some fresh air, and both are spotted by Park Do-gyeom (Seo Ji-hoon). In Ji-woo and Hyun-joo’s past lives, this location was a meeting spot for the couple.

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Ulgi Lighthouse [울기등대] is actually the name of two lighthouses located in the same place. The original lighthouse was first a temporary wooden light post built during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, but was rebuilt in 1906 (or in 1910) “as [a] 6m high octagonal concrete house”. Decommissioned and inactive since 1994, this lighthouse has since been “preserved as the Lighthouse Cultural Treasure No. 9 and Registered Cultural Treasure No. 106”. The 52m tall lighthouse –seen in Men Are Men— was built in 1987.

The lighthouses are located in Ulgi Park [울기공원] in Ulsan’s neighborhood Ilsan [Ilsan-dong/일산동] in the Dong District [Dong-gu/동구].

Geolocation (approx.): 35.492814, 129.442715

Getting here
Approx. 45 mins by car or 1hr 40 mins by public transport from Ulsan KTX Station [울산역]
Approx. 18 mins by car or 34 mins by public transport from Taehwagang Station — Donghae Line (태화강역 동해선)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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