UN Village-gil [유엔빌리지길]

The Spies Who Loved Me (2020); Do You Like Brahms? (2020)

Jeon Ji-hoon (Eric of Shinhwa/Moon Jung-hyuk) is lost in thought sitting on his bike that he parked on this street in episode 8 of The Spies Who Loved Me (나를 사랑한 스파이) (MBC, 2020).

Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae/Rapper Real.be) walks down this street on his way to Chairwoman Na’s (Ye Soo-jung) family house while reminiscing on the reasons he continues participating in piano competitions, in episode 2 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020). Later in the same episode, Joon-young and Chae Song-a (Park Eun-bin) wait for each other’s taxi at this street at the height of Dokseodang Children’s Park [독서당어린이공원] after he performed at the Chairwomen’s house.

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UN Village-gil [유엔빌리지길] is the main, circular road that crosses U.N. Village [유엔빌리지] in Seoul’s neighborhood Hannam [Hannam-dong/한남동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구].

U.N. Village [유엔빌리지] is considered as one of South Korea’s most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. Private homes of celebrities, chaebols and politicians stand alongside embassies in this gated compound, of which starting prices for homes are located at KRW3 billion (US$2.65 million) as stated by Jennifer Wang in 2017. Not only does it have a splendid view of the Han River and Dongho Bridge [동호대교], its placement in feng shui (mountains behind and a river in front) makes it a desirable location.

Hyosung Village [효성빌리지] and La Terrasse Hannam [라테라스한남] are located within this neighborhood, which is also known for being the central theme of EXO member BaekHyun’s 2019 song UN Village.

Geolocation of Taxi Wait Scene: 37.5343646, 127.0125767
Geolocation Joon-young walking: 37.534080, 127.012475

Getting here
Hannam Station [한남역], Gyeongui Jungang Line, Exit 1
Please note, however, that it might not possible to visit this part of town, as it is a gated compound with its only entrance (along Dokseodang-ro) under 24/7 security watch.

— submitted by Chelle, with location details by Marion KDL

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