World Cup Park [월드컵공원]

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

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.

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].

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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].

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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