Yakcheonsa Temple on Simhaksan Mountain [파주 약천사/藥泉寺]
Choi Chi-yeol (Jung Kyung-ho) — accompanied by his secretary-friend Ji Dong-hui (Shin Jae-ha) — pays his respect to Nam Haeng-seon’s (Jeon Do-yeon) mother, the late Jung Yeong-sun (Kim Mi-kyung), who lies to rest at this temple in episode 8 of Crash Course in Romance/One Shot Scandal (일타 스캔들) (tvN, 2023).
The Hanbada attorney team visits this temple at the invitation of the abbot defendant in episode 13 of Extraordinary Attorney Woo (이상한 변호사 우영우) (ENA/Netflix, 2022). Being a Christian, Kwon Min-woo (Joo Jong-hyuk) skips the gruelling 158-bows prayer while other team members follow the ceremony.
Gu Ja-gyeong (Son Seok-koo) and Yeom Mi-jung (Kim Ji-won) come here an evening in episode 8 of My Liberation Notes/My Liberation Diary (나의 해방일지/나의 解放日誌) (JTBC, 2022) and watch the rainbow that unfolds before them.
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 Business Proposal/A Business Proposal/Sanaematsun (사내맞선) (SBS/Netflix, 2022 — Source); Hospital Playlist S1 (슬기로운 의사생활) (tvN, 2020); Be Melodramatic/Melo Suits Me (멜로가 체질) (JTBC, 2019); Vagabond (Baegabondeu/배가본드) (SBS, 2019).
Yakcheonsa Temple [약천사/藥泉寺] 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
Geolocation: 37.705514, 126.701263
— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 10/02/2023
— Extraordinary Attorney Woo added by GGRIP