Yakcheonsa Temple on Simhaksan Mountain [약천사]

Mystic Pop-Up Bar (2020); Hospital Playlist S1 (2020); Melting Me Softly (2019); Vagabond (2019); Her Private Life (2019); The Last Empress (2018-19); The Beauty Inside (2018); Devilish Joy (2018); Hide and Seek (2018); My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018); Oh My Geum Bi (2016)

Manager Gwi/Han Kang-bae (Yook Sung-jae) comes to pray at this temple in episode 11 of Mystic Pop-up Bar (쌍갑포차) (JTBS, 2020) and when he leaves, he sees Wol-Ju (Hwang Jung-eum) waiting for him.

Ko Mi-ran’s (Won Jin-a) mother Yoo Hyang-ja (Gil Hae-yeon) prays at this temple for her daughter’s well-being until exhaustion in episode 2 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).

The extended Sung family comes here for Sung Deok-mi’s (Park Min-young) younger brother Sung Deok-soo’s death anniversary in final episode 16 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019). While Ryan Gold’s mother and Deok-mi’s mother (Ko Young-sook) have a heart-to-heart talk, Deok-mi’s father (Maeng Sang-hun) explains to her and Ryan why he started Suseok as a hobby, and Nam Eun-ki (Ahn Bo-hyun) suggests for his mother Nam Se-yun (Park Myung-shin) to move back in with him.

Na Wang-sik (Choi Jin-hyuk) meets up with Teacher Byun (Kim Myung-soo) here in episode 17 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19).

Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) comes here to pray accompanied by her manager Yoo Woo-mi (Moon Ji-in) in episode 9 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018).

Heartbroken Sung Ki-joon (Hoya of Infinite) hides himself in this temple in episode 8 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).

Na Hae-geum (Jung Hye-sun) comes here to pray for the well-being of Ha Yeon-joo (Uhm Hyun-kyung) in episode 2 of Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질) (MBC, 2018).

Do Kyung-seok (Cha Eun-woo of Astro) comes here with his father Do Sang-won (Park Sung-geun) and sister Do Kyung-hee (Kim Ji-min) before the by-election in episode 4 of My ID is Gangnam Beauty / ID: Gangnam Beauty (내 아이디는 강남미인) (JTBC, 2018).

Go Gang-hee (Park Jin-hee) goes here to pray in episode 1 of Oh My Geum-Bi (오 마이 금비) (KBS2, 2016). She sees Yoo Geum-bi (Heo Jung-eun) on her way and wants to give her a lift home, but Geum-bi insists to tag along to the temple.

Also seen in Hospital Playlist S1 (슬기로운 의사생활) (tvN, 2020); Vagabond (Baegabondeu/배가본드) (SBS, 2019).

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Yakcheonsa Temple [약천사] is a buddhist temple located on Simhaksan Mountain in Paju’s neighborhood Dongpae [Dongpae-dong/동패동] — part of administrative neighborhood Unjeong [Unjeong-dong/운정동]. You can see North Korea from the top of the mountain.

118 Gyoha-ro 681beon-gil, Gyoha-dong, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 파주시 교하로681번길 118
(동패동 1070-7)
Geolocation: 37.705514, 126.701263

— submitted by Marion KDL

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