The Netflix original Korean film, “20th Century Girl”, is Kim Yoojung’s debut on the streaming platform. The melodrama’s story revolves around Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung) and Poong Woon-ho (Byun Wooseok), who love each other but can’t get together. As the film takes place in the 90s, the places look beautifully classic. Here are five filming locations of “20th Century Girl” you should put on your bucket list when visiting South Korea.
Filming Locations of “20th Century Girl”
1. House near Yeonsu no.1 Children’s Park
In the “20th Century Girl,” Na Bo Ra’s (Kim Yoojung) family runs a video rental business, Bora Video, located in this area.
1, Yeonwon 4-gil, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
2. Street near Cheongju University
With his motorcycle, Baek Hyun-jin (Park Jungwoo) brings Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung) to this place.
Uamsan-ro, Cheongju-si Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
After taking Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung) to see a breathtaking view, Baek Hyun-jin (Park Jungwoo) brings Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung) to this restaurant. They also meet Poong Woon-ho (Byun Wooseok), who works as a waiter. Hyun-jin asks Bo-ra to date him here, but he gets rejected.
Opened in 1992, Agio is the first Italian restaurant in Insa-dong.
23, Insadong 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
As students in “20th Century Girl,” Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung) and her friends have a school trip to Cheomseongdae Observatory.
Cheomseongdae Observatory, National Treasure no.31, constructed during the reign of Queen Seondeok (r. 632-647), is one of the landmarks of Gyeongju. The observatory was built in a cylinder shape at approximately 9 meters in height. The observatory consists of 365 stones, symbolizing the number of days a year. The rocks are piled in 27 layers representing the 27th ruler, Queen Seondeok, and the days in a lunar month by adding the two rock layers on top.
140-25, Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
5. Seoul Land
One of the key plot in “20th Century Girl,” is when Na Bo-ra (Kim Yoojung), Poong Woon-ho (Byeon Wooseok), Baek Hyun-jin (Park Jungwoo), and Kim Yeon-doo (Roh Yeonsoo) go to this theme park. Yeon-doo asks Bo-ra to help her get closer to Woon-ho. However, through Hyun-jin, Yeon-doo knows the fact that Bo-ra and Woon-ho like each other.
Seoulland is known as the first theme park in Korea, built at the foot of Cheonggyesan Mountain. With more than 50 rides and other seasonal attractions, Seoulland offers thrill and excitement for people of all ages. Luna Land and Jurassic Land are not to be missed.
The pride of Seoulland is its wide selection of seasonal festivals and the unique Laser Show held during the evening. Seoulland is a popular destination as it is easily accessible from downtown Seoul and has many nearby attractions, being part of the larger Seoul Grand Park complex. Seoul Grand Park holds various festivals for each season of the year. For example, the Tulip Festival is held from April to May; the Starlight Rose Festival from July to August; the Chrysanthemum Festival from September to October; and the Snow Light Festival from December to February.
181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwachon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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