Yatap-ro [야탑로]

Cross (2018)

‘Inexperienced driver’ Kang In-kyu (Go Kyung-pyo) and Go Ji-in (Jeon So-min) drive along this road in final episode 16 of Cross (크로스) (tvN, 2018), after he receives his driving license. She berates him for stepping on the brakes too hard, and he counters by asking her if she was really that great a driver from the start. Their banter is interrupted by a phone call from Lee Joo-hyuk (Kim Yi-han), who informs In-kyu that Kim Hyung-bum (Heo Sung-tae) is in the hospital in critical condition.

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Yatap-ro [야탑로] is a street that stretches across Seongnam’s neighborhood Yatap [Yatap-dong/야탑동] in the Bundang District [Bundang-gu/분당구].

The road that the Cross scene was filmed on borders Tapgol Park (탑골공원 – no relation to the one in Seoul) and Mokryeon Village (목련마을), and leads to the Seongnam Vehicle Registration Office (성남시차량등록사업소). Unlike what was shown in the scene, there is no traffic light on that particular part of the street.

Yatap-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 성남시 분당구 야탑로
(분당구 야탑동)
Geolocation of scene (approx.): 37.4064863, 127.1537386

Getting here
Yatap Station (야탑역), Suin-Bundang Line, Exit 3
➜ Take the village bus 8-1 from the Yatap Station/New Seongnam Terminal bus stop [야탑역.종합버스터미널(전면) 정류장]
➜ Alight after 10 stops at the Yatap High School/Reserve Army Training Ground bus stop [야탑고교.예비군훈련장 정류장]. This takes you to Pangyo-ro [판교로].
➜ Cross the road towards Pangyo-ro 743beon-gil [판교로 743번길]
➜ The next street you’ll be on is Yatap-ro.

— submitted by Mich KDL

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