[Filming Location] Record of Youth

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I was a little hesitant to do up an entry for this because the filming locations for this drama do seem a little boring, at least up till episode 4. The drama was most probably filmed a couple of months back, which meant that the COVID restriction was probably in place. The locations are mainly around Seoul area, probably to minimize traveling. Nevertheless, I decided to do a writeup because watching this drama made me realised how good an actor Park Bo Gum was. I’ve watched most, if not all of his dramas and he is one of the few actors/actresses who I really enjoy watching. (Nobody asked, but the others in my list are: Gong Yoo, Jung Ji Hyun and Seo In Guk).

In case you’re a PBG fan, these are his other dramas that I have written about filming locations: Love in the Moonlight, Encounter.

Anyway, this is a work-in-progress entry which means that I will be updating this same post whenever I am free so if there are any locations I have missed out, feel free to leave a comment below. If you see me ‘drop-off’ on this post after a while it could only mean that I got too busy or perhaps I dropped the drama because it got too boring (though I pray this doesn’t happen) or perhaps the locations are really not worth writing about cause nobody would be keen to ‘visit’. When will we ever get to visit South Korea again?

써브웨이 독립문점 Subway, Independence Gate (Jongno)

This is the Subway outlet that PBG works at.

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Songwol-gil, 155 경희궁자이4단지 상가 1층 4104-4106호

공복 Gong Bog

This is the Korean BBQ restaurant where PBG works at.

Address: 364-2 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 364-2

독서당어린이공원 Deokseodang Children’s Park

Do not search for ‘Deokseodang Children’s Park on google as you will be re-directed to ‘Deokseodang Park’ which is NOT the same place. You’re in better luck if you just copy and paste the address below or search for독서당어린이공원 using Kakao Map. This playground is located in the UN Village at Hannam-dong. It is a luxurious housing district as it has close proximity to the Han River and apparently it is home to many celebrities too! I have no idea what is the significance of ‘UN’ in the name but hopefully some kind soul and tell me.

Address: 1-32 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

This futuristic building is uniquely DDP Plaza. It’s like you know it once you see it. However, I am not 100% certain that the scene below is filmed inside DDP. I’ve been inside once and the vibes of the setting below look somewhat familiar but I am not 100% confirm that it is filmed inside. If you know the answer, do leave a comment below!

Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Kore

Itaewon

Address: along Hoenamu-ro 6-gil, Itaewon-dong

Gangchon Rail Park (former Gangchon Station)

This location is near the former Gangchon station, which I believe is one of the starting points for the Rail Park.

Address: (former Gangchon Station) 34, Gangchon-ro, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si

Ananti Penthouse Seoul

Although the name of this accommodation says ‘Seoul’, this place is actually about 1-2 hours away from Seoul. It is nearer to the Gapyeong/Yangpyeong side. I can’t seem to find the price online but I’m pretty sure it is super expensive.

Website: https://www.ananti.kr/kr/seoul/penthouse_list.asp

Address: 1007-90 Yumyeong-ro, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Dal.komm Cafe @ Garak-dong

This place is near Garak Market, Exit 4. I think there are a couple of episodes of scenes in this cafe.

Address:109 Jungdae-ro, Garak-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
서울 송파구 중대로 109 세동포토 1층

Makeup Salon @ Avenue Juno

This is an up-class hair and makeup hair salon by ‘Juno Hair’, a popular hair-cutting chain around Korea. Judging from the photos of Instagram and their website, it seems like a popular place for people to do their wedding makeup. Just so you know, this brand was listed as a sponsor at the ending credits so I believe they will be getting quite a bit of publicity from the show.

Address: 애브뉴준오 Avenue JUNO 728, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Website: https://www.junohair.com/en/avenuejuno

Starfield Library @ COEX Mall

Billy Angel Cake Company (Located on Level 1, outside the library)

They changed the shop name so ‘Be White Dessert’ doesn’t really exist. Seems like the cakes here at ‘Billy Angel’ are really delicious.

Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

KB Youth Step @ Hongdae

The fancy-looking yellow steps belong to KB Bank, and this building belongs to Hongik University, School of Architecture. You can click here to read more about the history and construction of this (back in 2018). It is very near Hongdae MRT station (Exit 9) so do keep a lookout for it if you have a chance!

Address: 345-9, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

청년닭발1987 Youth Chicken Feet 1987

This restaurant sells chicken feet (yes it is food) and not to worry, they sell more than just chicken feet!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/1987street

Address: 218-1 Donggyo-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 동교로 218-1

Convenience Shop near Tunnel

There should be a 7-11 at that location.

Address: 89-27 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

연남동애견카페 쥬쥬펫 Yeonam-dong, Pet Cafe Zoo Zoo Pet

These colourful shops are along the road Seongmisan-ro 28-gil and it is opposite the pet cafe ‘Zoo Zoo Pet’.

Address: 255-9 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 연남동 255-9

배곧생명공원 Baegot Life Park

The park is very big and it seems to be a popular spot to look at the sunset. The piano area exists (the black keys on the floor and the treble clef building), however, the piano don’t seem to exist. It is possibly a film prop or perhaps they only bring it out only for special occasions. A grand piano left all alone in the outdoors doesn’t seem like a possibility so don’t keep your hopes too high up if you do intend to visit.

Address: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Siheung-si, 배곧 2 로 25

FYI, Siheung is a city 1 hour+ away from Seoul. It is rather near to Incheon.

Google Coordinates of the Clouds (Blue/White light) area: 37°22’18.4″N 126°43’01.6″E

Google Coordinates of the Piano area: 37°22’58.1″N 126°43’39.3″E

Overhead Pass near Sowon-gil Park

Address: 463 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
소원길어린이공원, 서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 463

Nearest Train Station: Noksapyeong (near Itaewon)

Opposite Kinji, Yeonamdong

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Mapo-gu, Yeonnam-dong, Donggyo-ro, 227-11 2층
서울특별시 마포구 연남동 동교로 227-11 2층

Krispy Kreme @ Hwagok Station

Address: 152 Hwagok-ro, Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강서구 화곡동 화곡로 152

Nearest Train Station: Hwagok Station, Exit 6

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Namyang

Note: It is a catholic church situated at Hwaseong city, about 2 hours from Seoul.

Address: 1704 Namyang-dong, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 화성시 남양동 1704

Gwanghalluwon Garden, Namwon

Address: 1447, Yocheon-ro, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 남원시 요천로 1447 (천거동)

Directions: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264601

Mungyeong Saenae Open Film Set

This was the scene for most of the ‘ancient-time’ drama filming.

Address: 932/1039 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경상북도 문경시 문경읍 새재로 932/1039
(경상북도 문경시 문경읍 상초리 288-1)

Directions to place: KoreanDramaLand

Yongbongjoeng Neighbourhood Park

They are overlooking the Hangang Bridge in this scene.

Address: Bon-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
용봉정근린공원 서울특별시 동작구 본동

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To be continued.. How do you find the drama so far? Things are getting a little slow-paced but I like it that way =)

(Update at episode 10) The story is getting too flat for me.. =/

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