Yeouido Park [여의도공원]

Kkondae Intern (2020); Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019); Love With Flaws (2019-20); Be Melodramatic (2019); Memories of the Alhambra (2018-19); She Was Pretty (2015); A Gentleman's Dignity (2012); The Snow Queen (2006-07); Resurrection (2005)

Yeouido Park Culture Hall [여의도공원 문화의마당]

Son Beom-soo (Ahn Jae-hong) confesses his feelings to Im Jin-joo (Chun Woo-hee) at this part of Yeouido Park in episode 11 of Be Melodramatic/Melo Suits Me (멜로가 체질) (JTBC, 2019) and in episode 12, she proposes here to start dating and kisses him afterwards.

The guild battle in the AR Game Next in episode 16 of Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) (tvN, 2018-19) takes place here. While a crowd of people seem to be shadowboxing, passers-by observe the ‘battle’ with curiosity.

Kim Bo-ra (Sung Yoo-ri) and Suh Gun-woo (Im Ju-hwan ) come to this park on a date in episode 6 of The Snow Queen (눈의 여왕) (KBS2, 2006-07) and she gifts him with a tie before he gets a message and needs to leave to the hospital.

Yeouido Park Samojeong [여의도공원 사모정]

Lee Man-sik (Kim Eung-soo) takes a break from job hunting at this park in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Kkondae Intern/Old School Intern (꼰대인턴) (MBC, 2020) and Eom Han-gil (Kim Ki-cheon), also resting at this park, approaches him to ask him if he wants to join in for applying for a security guard position.

Kim Seol-A (Jo Yoon-hee) has a heart-to-heart talk with her mother Sunwoo Young-ae (Kim Mi-sook) in this part of the park in episode 39 (full episode 20) of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019)

Baek Jang-mi (Shin Do-hyun) sits down close to this part of Yeouido Park with a sports bag full of money in episode 1 of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20) and thinks to herself how having a lot of money on her is not of much help.

Kim Shin-hyuk (Choi Si-won) gives an interview to a reporter at this part of the park in episode 11 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015).

Im Me-ahri (Yoon Jin-yi) and Choi Yoon (Kim Min-jong) go on a date in this part of the park in episode 18 of A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) (SBS, 2012)

The park was also seen in in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Kkondae Intern/Old School Intern (꼰대인턴) (MBC, 2020); Resurrection/Rebirth and Revenge (KBS, 2005).

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Yeouido Park [여의도공원], opened in 1999, is a large recreational park complex that traverses the middle of Youido Island. It is composed of different parts, like the Yeouido Park Culture Hall [여의도공원 문화의마당] or the Grass Field [여의도공원잔디마당]. The C-47 airplane seen in Memories of the Alhambra was exposed here temporary from April 11 to August 16, 2018. It was located at the ‘여의도공원태극기게양대’ part of the park, the Eastern end of the park’s Culture Hall. The park is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의동] in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구].

According to Naoko Abe’s book ‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms (cf. appendix, p. 316), this park is one of the most popular places all over the world for cherry blossom viewing.

68 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의공원로 68
(서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 2)
Geolocation: 37.526842, 126.923864

Address Culture Hall [여의도공원 문화의마당]
38 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울 영등포구 의사당대로 38
(여의도동 17)
Geolocation: 37.525328, 126.921261

Address Samojeong
101 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울 영등포구 여의공원로 101
(여의도동 12)
Geolocation: 37.528056, 126.925489

Getting here
National Assembly Station [국회의사당역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 4
(9 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019

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