Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]

Bo-ra! Deborah (2023); Ghost Doctor (2022); Young Lady and Gentleman (2021-22); Second Husband (2021-22); My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Backstreet Rookie (2020); Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019); Catch the Ghost (2019); The Great Show (2019); Mother of Mine (2019); I Wanna Hear Your Song (2019); My First First Love (2019); Touch Your Heart (2019); The Last Empress (2018-19); Terrius Behind Me (2018); Twelve Nights (2018); Suits (2018); Switch: Change the World (2018); My Golden Life (2017-18); Money Flower (2017-18); Because This Is My First Life (2017); While You Were Sleeping (2017); Meloholic (2017); Mad Dog (2017); Temperature of Love (2017); Reunited Worlds (2017); Father Is Strange (2017); The Best Hit (2017); Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-17); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016); Drinking Solo (2016); Cinderella and Four Knights (2016); Here Comes Love (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); High Society (2015); Pinocchio (2014-15); Glorious Day (2014); My Secret Hotel (2014); Misaeng (2014); My Love from Another Star (2013-14); Ojakgyo Brothers (2012); Nice Guy (2012); Scent of a Woman (2011); Witch Yoo Hee (2007); 2 End 9 Out (2007); Lovers in Prague (2005); She Is Nineteen (2004)

Heart-broken Lee Soo-hyuk (Yoon Hyun-min) comes to the feet of this bridge determined to get rid of the couple-ring he had bought to confess his feelings in episode 5 of Bo-ra! Deborah/True to Love (보라! 데보라) (ENA, 2023). But he can’t bring it over his heart to throw the ring into the water.

Han Seung-won (Tae In-ho) meets with Jang Min-ho (Lee Tae-sung) at this bridge in episode 15 of Ghost Doctor (고스트 닥터) (tvN, 2022).

A lost Park Dan-dan (Lee Se-hee) sits down at the feet of this bridge in episode 46 of Young Lady and Gentleman/A Gentleman and a Young Lady (신사와 아가씨) (KBS2, 2021-22).

Yoon Jae-min (Cha Seo-won) comes to the feet of this bridge in episode 120 of Second Husband (두 번째 남편/Du Beonjjae Nampyeon) (MBC, 2021-22) [Spoiler] after Bong Sun-hwa (Uhm Hyun-kyung) broke up with him and sends her a message that he will accept her decision.

Lee Dam (Hyeri from Girl’s Day) and Shin Woo-yeo (Jang Ki-yong) enjoy an afternoon along the Hangang River near this bridge in episode 5 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021), with Dam telling Woo-yeo: “If you eat something by the [Han] river, everything becomes twice as delicious.”

Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) parks his van on the Yeouido end of this bridge late at night and thinks about his relationship with Yoo Yeon-joo (Han Sun-hwa) in episode 6 of Backstreet Rookie/Convenience Store Saet-byul (편의점 샛별이) (SBS, 2020).

After offering a lift home to Moon Tae-rang (Yoon Park), Do Jin-woo (Oh Min-suk) asks his driver to stop at the feet of this bridge to confront Tae-rang about Kim Seol-a (Jo Yoon-hee) in episode 45 (full episode 23) of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019).

Ko Ji-seok (Kim Sun-ho) and Kim Woo-hyeok (Ki Do-hoon) follow Yoo Ryeong (Moon Geun-young) to the feet of this bridge in episode 13 of Catch the Ghost (유령을 잡아라) (tvN, 2019) because she was upset on celebrating her birthday because it was also her currently missing twin’s birthday.

Park Sun-ja (Kim Hae-sook) comes to the feet of this bridge in final episode 108 (full episode 54) of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019) for some me time.

Ha Eun-joo (Park Ji-yeon of T-ara) meets the person under this bridge in episode 10 (full episode 5) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019) that she had commissioned to do a background check on Jang Yoon (Yeon Woo-jin) only to find out that he is Kim Ian’s (Kim Si-hoo) older brother.

Distressed and lonely Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) walks over this bridge — that appears as Mapo Bridge — in episode 2 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). When she passes by a suicide prevention life line she picks up the phone and talks to the person on the line until she is ‘rescued’ and taken away by the police.

Manager Kong Hyuk-joon (Oh Eui-sik) brings Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) here in his car in episode 3 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019) so that she can cry freely and get her frustrations out.

Emperor Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok) meets upon with his brother Yi-Yoon (Oh Seung-yun) here to confront him about what he knows about his ex-wife’s death in episode 36 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19) while his bodyguard Na Wang-sik (Choi Jin-hyuk) is in standby.

Kang Joon-hyuk (Sung Hoon) broke up with Jin Se-ra (Lizzy of After School) gat the feet of this brigde — as seen in a flashback — in episode 10 of I Picked up a Star on the Road/I Picked Up a Celebrity from the Street (나는 길에서 연예인을 주웠다) (Oksusu, 2018) because she cheated on him.

Kwon Young-sil (Seo Yi-sook) meets here with ‘The Voice’ in episode 17 of Terrius Behind Me/My Secret Terrius (내 뒤에 테리우스) (MBC, 2018) and later, in episode 7, Jin Yong-tae (Son Ho-jun) gives his previous secretary Park Soo-il (Lee Hyun-geol) a money gift here for his services.

Troubled Lee Baek-man (Jang Hyun-sung) comes here in episode 3 of Twelve Nights/12 Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) and gets a call from Yoon Chan’s (Hwang Jae-won) dad — in the year 2010. Later, in episode 5, he comes back here to teach his son Yoon Chan how to ride a bike.

Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-gun) meets with his all-time opponent David Kim (Son Seok-koo) who gives him evidence for a case in episode 15 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018) at the foot of this bridge.

Old Man Bbeong (Son Byung-ho) has a drink with a colleague at the feet of this bridge in episode 20 of Switch/Switch: Change The World (스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라) (SBS, 2018).

Seo Ji-ho (Shin Hyun-soo) invites Choi Seo-hyun (Lee Da-in) here to have chicken and beer together in episode 30 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017-18) right after her graduation concert, to which nobody from her family came.

Jang Boo-cheon (Jang Seung-jo) comes here and tries to kill himself halfheartedly (the warmers just too cold) after her heard that his father is not his father just before in episode 8 of Money Flower (돈꽃) (MBC, 2017-18).

In episode 13 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017), this is where Woo Su-ji (Esom) and Ma Sang-goo (Park Byung-eun) went to discuss their misunderstandings.

It is underneath this bridge that Han Woo-Tak (Jung Hae-in) and his colleague arrest a supposed phone dealer (but he got the victim) in episode 25 of While You Were Sleeping (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017).

Yoo Eun-Ho (U-Know Yunho of TVXQ), just having been dumped, comes here in episode 1 of Meloholic/Melo Holic (멜로홀릭) (OCN, 2017) and meets Han Ye-ri (Kyung Soo-jin) here for the first time. She came here for the same reason. They drink together and Eun-ho is woken up by the cleaning man underneath the bridge the next morning.

In episode 2 of Mad Dog (매드독) (KBS2, 2017), manager Choi Kang-woo (Yoo Ji-tae), assistant manager Park Moo-shin (Jang Hyuk-jin) and newbie claims examiner Park Jae-soo (Yoon Jong-seok), all working for Taeyang Insurance, went here to secretly take a photo of Go Jin-chul (Park Sung-hoon), an insurance scammer.

On Jung-sun (Yang Se-jong) and Lee Hyun-soo (Seo Hyun-jin) stretch underneath the bridge after a jogging in episode 7 of Temperature of Love (사랑의 온도) (SBS, 2017). Afterwards they sit down with a drink and Hyun-soo plays an Amy Winehouse song to explain her view on love.

After resigning to SMT Restaurant, Sung Hae-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) and Mr. Cha (Ahn Jae-hyeon) make a new business in episode 22 of Reunited Worlds/Into the World Again (다시 만난 세계) (SBS, 2017). They first open Cha Pasta Truck here, underneath the bridge.

Na Young-sil (Kim Hae-sook) comes here in episode 38 of Father Is Strange (아버지가 이상해) (KBS2, 2017), right after she has revealed the truth to Ahn Joong-Hee (Lee Joon) about the stolen identity.

Flashback to the 1990s at the end of episode 16 of The Best Hit (최고의 한방) (KBS2, 2017): J2’s MV for “Say It” was filmed here.

Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) comes here, when frantically looking for Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk) in episode 15 of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 2016-17); she thought he might have committed suicide here.

Sim Chung (Gianna Jun) ends up here when following Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min ho) in episode 4 of The Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17). He saves her from a con man, they watch a firework festival together afterwards and after hesitating Joon-jae takes Chung to his home.

In episode 4 of Another Miss Oh/Another Oh Hae Young (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016), Park Do-kyung (Eric) and Oh Hae-young (Seo Hyun-jin) stop by a pojangmacha next to this bridge to have dinner; right after having been to Eungbong Mountain Park.

This is where Park Ha-na (Park Ha-sun) goes after she realizes she has a crush on Jin Jung-suk (Ha Seok-jin) who had just abandoned her on the bridge and Hwang Jin-Yi (Hwang Woo Seul Hye) comes to pick her up in episode 9 of Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) (tvN, 2016).

Here is where Na Min-soo (Ko Se-won) takes Lee Eun-hee (Kim Ji-young) on a date in episode 26 of Here Comes Love (사랑이 오네요) (SBS, 2016).

This is where Kang Hyun-bin (Ahn Jae-hyeon) asks Eun Ha-Won (Park So-dam) to be her fiancee for three hours in episode 1 of Cinderella and Four Knights (신데렐라와 네 명의 기사) (tvN, 2016).

This is where Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) first meets Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) after having found out her true identity in episode 11 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015) [Exact geolocation: 37.523648, 126.940007].

Ki Ha-myeong (Lee Jong-suk) and Choi In-ha (Park Shin-hye) see this bridge from the rooftop they always hang out as in episode 4 of Pinocchio (피노키오) (SBS, 2014-15).

Jang Geu-rae (Im Si-wan) comes to the feet of this bridge on New Year’s morning in episode 14 of Misaeng/Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생) (tvN, 2014), following his mother’s (Sung Byoung-sook) advice to go somewhere comfortable to avoid the noisy relatives coming over to their house.

This is where Kang Ma-roo (Song Joong-ki) takes Seo Eun-gi (Moon Chae-won) after he let the wedding fall through at the end of episode 17 of Nice Guy/The Innocent Man (세상 어디에도 없는 착한남자) (KBS2, 2012).

Hwang Tae-pil (Yeon Woo-jin) and Jung Yoon-sook (Jo Mi-ryung) break up here in final episode 58 of KBS2 Ojakgyo Brothers/Ojakgyo Family (오작교 형제들) (KBS2, 2012) and promise each other to meet up two years from now.

Choi Sang-hyun (Kim Ju-hyeok) and Yun Jae-hee (Jeon Do-yeon) come to the feet of this bridge right after she has broken off her marriage with Ji Yeong-woo (Kim Min-jun) which was supposed to be the day after in episode 17 of Lovers in Prague (프라하의 연인) (SBS, 2005).

In She Is Nineteen/My Sister-in-Law is 19/My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law (형수님은 열아홉) (SBS, 2004), Kang Seung-jae (Yoon Kye-sang) and his brother Kang Min-jae (Kim Jae-won) go here for a drink in episode 1. In episode 8, we see Min-jae back here, this time with Han Yoo-min (Jung Da-bin). And in episode 11, everyone celebrates Yoo-min’s birthday; eating a cake and shooting firecrackers.

Also seen in episode 6 of The Great Show/Widaehan Sho (위대한 쇼) (tvN, 2019); High Society (Sangryusahoe/상류사회) (SBS, 2015); episode 43 of Glorious Day (기분 좋은날) (SBS, 2014); in episode 9 of My Secret Hotel (마이 시크릿 호텔) (tvN, 2014); My Love from Another Star/My Love From The Star/You Who Came From the Stars (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14); in episode 15 of Scent of a Woman (여인의 향기) (SBS, 2011); in episode 13 of Witch Amusement/Witch Yoo Hee/A Witch in Love (마녀유희) (SBS, 2007); Two End Nine Outs/Two Outs in the Ninth Inning/9 End 2 Outs (9회말 2아웃) (MBC, 2007).

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Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교] is easily recognizable by its colorful tiles and its triangle shape. One end of the bridge is situated in Yeouido Hangang Park [한강사업본부 여의도안내센터], where the K-Dramas scenes featuring the bridge are filmed.

The park itself is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의도동] in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구].

Geolocation: 37.523805, 126.939802

Getting here
Yeouinaru Station [여의나루역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 3

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 06/05/2023
— Photo taken by © Caitlin, 2017
The Best Hit added by Caitlin
Catch the Ghost, Reunited Worlds added by deanekitty29
Mad Dog, Because This Is My First Life, Misaeng added by Chelle

4 reviews

  1. Melancholia - Hangang Bridge

    For Melancholia EP2, it should be the Hangang Bridge. After leaving the library, Baek Seung-yoo stopped on the Hangang Bridge at 37.518993, 126.959674 and looked North at the Han River Daewoo Trump World 3rd Apartments. Then he looked West from left to right. The bank of the mid-river island; train passing the Han River Railway Bridge (한강철교); the Wonhyo Bridge, illuminated white, was further down.

    1. Hi GGRIP, you’re right, of course! It’s corrected now. Many thanks for the mention.

  2. I think this was also in School 2015: Who Are You? This is where Robin fought with the president of his brother’s classroom. I don’t know what episode but I think you should check it.

  3. I think this is also included in Reunited worlds. Isn’t this the place where Hae sung and Mr. Cha open up their Pasta truck?

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