World Cup Park [월드컵공원]

My Unfamiliar Family (2020); A Piece of Your Mind (2020); Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017); Beating Again (2015); A Witch's Love (2014); Discovery of Love (2014); Goodbye Dear Wife (2012); I Need Romance (2011)

Sky Park Metasequoia Road [하늘공원 메타세콰이어길]

Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-in) takes a walk amidst the metasequoia trees to collect his thoughts in episode 9 of A Piece of Your Mind/Half of a Half (반의 반) (tvN, 2020).

Garden of Peace [평화의정원]

“We’re going to meet the girl I loved,” says Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik) in episode 8 of Strong Woman Do Bong soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) (JTBC, 2017) and brings Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) to the grave of his mother who is buried under a tree in the Garden of Peace [평화의정원] — you’ll see its fountain in the background. To get there, they walk through the Sky Park Metasequoia Road [하늘공원 메타세콰이어길].

Pyounghwa Park [평화의공원]

Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) and Park Chan-hyeok (Kim Ji-suk) come to this part of the park in episode 12 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020) for a heart-to-heart talk.

Heartbroken Kang Min-ho (Jung Kyoung-ho) insults happy couples at this park in episode 14 of Beating Again/Falling in Love with Soon Jung/Falling for Innocence (순정에 반하다) (JTBC, 2015) to the dismay of Oh Woo-Sik (Lee Si-un) and Na Ok-Hyun (Jo Eun-ji) who come to meet him here.

It is at the Pyounghwa Park [평화의공원], where Han Yeo-Reum (Jung Yu-Mi) and Nam Ha-Jin (Sung Joon) first get together and kiss right after their blind date in episode 1 of Discovery of Love/Discovery of Romance (연애의 발견) (KBS2, 2014).

Actor Kim Jeong-do (Jeon No-min) has a shooting at the UNICEF Square of this park [평화의공원 유니세프광장] in episode 4 of A Witch’s Love/Witch’s Romance (마녀의 연애) (tvN, 2014) and Ban Ji-yeon (Uhm Jung-hwa) with her team uses the occasion to sent somebody to get his DNA on a water bottle.

Detective Byun Bang-jin (Park Won-sang) fills in Jo Hae-woo (Son Ye-jin) and Kim Soo-hyun (Lee Soo-hyuk) with some important information at this park in episode 17 of Shark (상어) (KBS2, 2013).

In episode 16 of Goodbye Dear Wife (굿바이 마눌) (Channel A, 2012) Cha Seung-Hyuk (Ryu Si-Won) and Kim Hyun-Cheol (Kim Min-Soo) fight over Kang Sun-Ah (Hong Soo-Hyun) at the UNICEF Square near the lake of Pyounghwa Park [평화의공원 유니세프광장].

Sunwoo In-young (Jo Yeo-jeong) and Bae Sung-hyun (Choi Jin-hyuk) come here on a date in epode 8 of I Need Romance (Romaenseuga Pilyohae/로맨스가 필요해) (tvN, 2011) and he is miffed because he feels that she is not interested in his life at all.

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World Cup Park [월드컵공원] is a former landfill that was transformed into a park in 2002. It is made up of five parks — Pyeonghwa (Peace) Park, Haneul Park aka Sky Park [하늘공원], Noeul (Sunset) Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park [난지한강공원]. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sangam [Sangam-dong/상암동], in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].

The Noeul Park [노을공원] of this park 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).

Geolocation: 37.565289, 126.889574

Address of Garden of Peace [평화의정원]
32 Jeungsan-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 증산로 32 (상암동 1535)
Geolocation: 37.562066, 126.892299

Address of Pyounghwa Park [평화의공원]
1563 Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 성산동 1563
Geolocation: 37.562442, 126.895110

Address of Sky Park Metasequoia Road [하늘공원 메타세콰이어길]
482-49 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 상암동 482-49
Geolocation: 37.565209, 126.883545

Getting here
World Cup Stadium Station [월드컵경기장역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1

— submitted by Marion KDL

4 reviews

  1. I’ll make sure to come here on my maiden trip to Korea next month! So excited. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. thank you, I’ll make a trip to Korea next month, this place should be on my list 😀

  3. a question

    The map from google said that it’s pyounghwa park not World Cup Park, what should I do, I love this place

    1. Good question! Actually it seems to be a sort of Russian doll logic. It’s a park in a park in a park. The main park is the World Cup Park (1st park) which in itself is a collection of a couple of parks. One of them is Pyounghwa Park aka Peace Park [평화의공원] (2nd park) and the Garden of Peace [평화의정원] (3rd park) is part of Pyounghwa Park. Sounds complicated? It is. But I hope this helps.
      And yes! This place is great!

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