Unhyeongung Royal Residence [운현궁]

My Mister (2018); Goong (2006)

Lee Ji-an (IU/Lee Ji-eun) meets up with Do Joon-young (Kim Young-min) here in episode 4 of My Mister/My Ajusshi (나의 아저씨) (tvN, 2018) to get the extorted money from him – while a group of Chinese tourists visit the place.

Crown Princess Shin Chae-Kyung (Yoon Eun-hye) receives her training as a princess here in episode 3 of Goong/Princess Hours (궁) (MBC, 2006) and gets scolded because she’d rather play hooky. Her traditional marriage to Crown Prince Lee Shin (Ju Ji-hoon) also takes place here in the same episode.

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Unhyeongung Royal Residence or Unhyeon Palace [운현궁], built in the 14th century, is the former South Korean royal residence of Heungseon Daewongun (1820–1898), regent of 19th century Joseon Dynasty. He was the father to emperor Gojang or Emperor Gwangmu (1852-1919), the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty and first Emperor of Korea. King Gojang was born here and grew up here until he ascended to the throne at the age of 12.

Under the Japanese colonial rule, the residence was taken from the royal family, but returned in parts in 1948; in 1993, the family sold it to the Seoul government.

Unhyeongung Yanggwan [운현궁 양관], also called the ‘Western House of Unhyeongung Royal Residence’ [운현궁 양관], was originally a 20th century addition to the residence until it was sold in 1948 and became part of the Uni-dong Campus of Duksung Women’s University [덕성여자대학].

Now also known as Historical Site No.257, it is currently a museum and is open to the public free of charge. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Unni [Unni-dong/운니동] in the Jongno-gu District [종로구].
The part of Unhyeongung Royal Residence seen in My Mister is the Iro-dang (이로당), or the women’s quarters.

This site was selected in 2012 as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).

464 Samil-daero, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 삼일대로 464
(운니동 114-10)
Geolocation: 37.576191, 126.987017

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 4.
(4 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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