10 Filming Locations of My Liberation Notes

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Here are the 10 filming locations of My Liberations Notes and I think it’s worth visiting! So keep reading my dear friends!

My Liberation Notes story and filming locations are so healing that is why it’s gaining so much popularity. Also, because of the performances of the worship couple, in addition to that is because it tackles the reality and aspects of our daily life. A kind of Korean drama that everyone can relate to. A picture of a simple hard-working family that lives in the province. It also shows that in this world there are people who aren’t happy nor sad about their life but they just tend to live and survive. But despite the hopelessness, they still look for fulfillment and freedom.

Story of My Liberation Notes

My Liberations Notes is a weekend drama starring Kim Ji Won (Yeom Mi-Jeong), Lee Min-ki (as Yeom Chang-hee), Lee El (as Yeom Gi-jeong), Son Suk-Ku (as Mr. Gu), and Lee Ki Woo (as Jo Tae-hoon). The drama’s story is about three siblings who live in the province of Sanpo, a small neighborhood a little far from Seoul. Traveling to work and going back home every day makes them feel so exhausted and felt like everything for them is a dead end.

One day, a mysterious man appeared in their neighborhood known as Mr. Gu. He’s a man of few words but hardworking but always drinks every night. He got close to the Yeom family where he work as a farmer and made cabinets and kitchen sink on other days.

10 Filming Locations of My Liberation Notes

As I’ve been watching this drama since day one so I have listed some of My Liberation Notes filming locations that you might be interested in. You all know that I love filming locations that’s why I always keep writing and posting about it. I hope I can help you on your travels when you are able to visit Korea one day.

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1. Dangmi Station (당미약) | Seonghwan Station [성환역]

The station featured in the drama was known as Dangmi Station [당미역] but in real life, it is the Seonghwan station [성환역]] in Line 1. I’m thinking to go to the station but as I’ve checked on Kakao Map, the travel time is about 2 hours. The station is part of Cheonan in Chungcheonnam province.

Address: 237-5 Seonghwan 1-ro, Seonghwan-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do
(충청남도 천안시 서북구 성환읍 성환1로 237-5)
How to get here: Take subway Line 1 going to Seonghwan Station and get out from exit 1.

2. Why Black [와이블랙 성화점]

This was the cafe where Yeom Mi-Jeong went to finish her work. Her mother was worried about why she was not yet home but his brother told them that she might be late. Worried Mr. Gu tried looking for her near the station and saw her at the cafe. He went inside and waited for her.

The was not actually not far away from the Seonghwan Station.

Address: 237-1 Seonghwan 1-ro, Seonghwan-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do
(충남 천안시 서북구 성환읍 성환1로 237-1)
How to get here: Seonghwan Station (Line 1), Exit 1

3. Seonghwan Plus Super [성환플러스슈퍼]

photo source from JTBC

성환플러스슈퍼 was the store where Mr. Gu always buy his drinks every night. It was also seen many times when he was waiting for Yeom Mi-Jeong. It was actually near the station so it can be recognized easily.

Address: 237-8 Seonghwan 1-ro, Seonghwan-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do
충남 천안시 서북구 성환읍 성환1로 237-8
How to get here: Seonghwan Station (Line 1), Exit 1

4. Sanpo | Gyeonggido Yeoncheon [경기도 연천]

photo source from JTBC
photo source from JTBC

The Sanpo village where the Yeom family lives and in real life is actually located in Yeoncheon Gyeonggido. I have found the house and the factory but I will not put the address since it is like a private house. The people from the neighborhood might misunderstand the influx of visitors just like what happened to the private houses in the drama Hometown Chachacha.

5. Inside the Subway – Busan Line 2

photo source from JTBC
photo source from JTBC

The scenes inside the subway were said to be filmed in Busan Metro Line 2. It is a subway line that crosses from east to west that runs along Haeundae, Gwanganli, and Yangsan.

6. Paju Yakcheonsa Temple

photo source from JTBC

It was the background of Mi-Jeong’s photo when she was young. Then one day Mr. Gu brought her again to the temple.

Yakcheonsa is a temple located in Simhaksan Mountain in Paju. They said that when you reached the top of the Simhaksan mountain you’ll be able to sight North Korea.

Address: 1070-1 Dongpae-dong, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
(경기도 파주시 동패동 1070-1 약천사)
How to get here: Take a subway going to Daehwa Station [대화역], exit 4. Walkabout 2 minutes to the Daehwa Bus Station [대화역정류장] and take bus 20-1 and get off at Simhak Elementary School [심학초교]. Walkabout 9 minutes going to the Yakcheonsa Temple.

7. Incheon Paradise Hotel Club Chroma [ 크로마]

photo source from JTBC

This was the club featured in the drama where Mr. Gu was working before and also Ji Hyun-ah (Jeon Hye-jin) brought Yeom Chang-hee here to enjoy and have a drink.

photo source from Paradise City Facebook

Chroma a nightclub that is part of Paradise City Hotel in Incheon required guests to present valid identification upon entry. As I can from the outside, it’s an expensive club since Paradise Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Korea. It is closed on weekdays and Sundays, then operates on Friday and Saturdays from 6:00 in the evening till 2:00 am.

Address: 186 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-g, Jung-gu, Incheon
How to get here: Take a subway going to Incheon International Aiport Terminal 1 [인천공항1터미날] and walk going to the airport’s bus station on the third floor. Take bus 202, 223, 206, or 222 and get off at Emart. Walkabout 5 minutes going to the Chroma Club.

8. 국회사당사랑재

photo source from JTBC

In episode 14, MR. Gu was in this place when he called Yeom Mi-Jeong and asked her to meet him in an hour. After being seen in the drama the bridge was named the 추앙다리 (chuangdari) or worship bridge.

This bridge is actually near the National Assembly gate 5 and was part of the Cherry Blossom road in Yeouido. Now I remember that have seen this bridge when we visit the Cherry Blossom Festival last year and luckily I found one photo in my gallery.

9. Suseongdong Valley

While watching episode 15, I was wondering where I saw the mountain that Yeom Chang-hee was looking at. I knew in my mind that I have seen that mountain too and when I saw the background when he was riding a bike, I already know where it was. It was the Inwangsan mountain and the place where he was biking was Suseongdong Valley.

View of Inwangsan Mountain from Suseongdong Valley

Suseongdong Valley (수선동계곡) having a path of 0.5 kilometers is can be found at the base of Inwangsan or Inwang Mountain. A beautiful and significant site in Seoul. The historical valley has been rediscovered during the demolition of the Ogin Sibeom Apartment in 2008. It was opened to the public on July 11, 2012.

Address: 서울 종로구 옥인동 185-3
How to get here: Take the Seoul Subway Line 3 going to Gyeongbukgung and get out at exit 3. You can walk if you desire or take shuttle bus #9 and take off at the last station which is the Suseongdong Valley.

10. Gwangjang Market [광장시장]

Gwangjang Market was seen in episode 15 where Mr. Gu and Yeom Mi-Jeong went to buy a pair of sneakers and ate some kimbap. It is one of the largest traditional markets in Seoul located in Jongnu-gu. It is usually jampacked especially on weekends and even when corona was at its peak.

Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Jongno5ga Station (Line 1), Exit 8, and walk for 8 minutes going to the market.

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What do you think of My Liberation Notes filming locations? Also, the drama will be ending tonight so catch it on Netflix if you haven’t watched it.

사랑, Hyejin 

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  1. This is what I enjoy about your blog because you are very updated with many Kdrama movies and their filming locations. Parang treasure hunting and feeling kapag napuntahan mo lahat.

  2. How precious that you are able to visit these locations we only get to see on screen!

  3. I have a photo of the Suseongdong Valley the first time we tried to go up Inwang-san. We didn’t take the usual route and we got lost that’s why this is very memorable to me:-)

  4. I just discovered your blog because I’m going to Seoul and Busan in two weeks, and I am really enjoying it! 🙂

  5. Hi I really glad I found your writning, I’m traveling to SK next month. Definitely will visit those places. By any chance you know the location where Mijeong and Gu eating Mandu?
    Thank you ◡̈

    1. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. About the mandu restaurant, I can’t find any info about it. If ever I got the chance to find it I will update this post. Thank you!

  6. I totally envy you, i loved this, Vincenzo & 2521 all three, … I’m visiting South Korea in September last week, and truly hope to see some of these places… thanks for being so thorough with your research….

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